James Turrell, Tod Williams, and Billie Tsien Among 2014 National Arts Medal Honorees

Mike Boehm reports in the Los Angeles Times that President Obama will be giving National Medals of Arts next Monday to artist James Turrell and architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, among others. Albert Maysles, the documentary filmmaker known for Gimme Shelter (1970), is also being recognized, as is Chicago arts patron Joan Harris. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will be honored as an institution that's “showcased the works of both established visionaries and emerging artists who take risks and push boundaries.”