Van Cliburn with President Barack Obama
On March 2, 2011 President Barack Obama honored Mr. Cliburn with the National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at the White House. The National Medal of Arts is the highest honor given to artists and art patrons by the United States Government and acknowledges the extraordinary lifetime achievements of those individuals who have made a lasting impact on the country's cultural landscape.
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