McDermott Past Recipients

1974 - 2014

The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT was established in 1974 by the Council for the Arts at MIT. One of the most generous arts honors in the United States, the award reflects MIT’s commitment to risk-taking, problem solving and the idea of connecting creative minds across disciplines.

 

Year        Recipient

2016        David Adjaye
2014        Olafur Eliasson
2012        Robert Lepage
2010        Gustavo Dudamel
2009        Bill Viola
2006        Suzan-Lori Parks
2005        Santiago Calatrava
2004        Libby Larsen
2003        Vinie Burrows
2001        Isaac Julien
2000        CORE Ensemble
1999        Diller + Scofidio
1998        Junot Diaz
1997        Toni Dove, video
1996        Kenny Leon
1995        Jeff Wall
1994        Tan Dun
1993        Thomas Hanrahan & Victoria Meyers
1992        Richard Preston
1991        Rebecca Purdum
1990        Agnes Denes
1989        Ida Ely Rubin
1988        Yulla Lipchitz
1986        Richard Leacock
1985        Harold E. Edgerton
1984        Ieoh Ming Pei
1983        Albert R. Gurney, Jr.
1982        Roy Lamson
1981        Henry Moore
1980        Luis A. Ferre
1979        Jerome B. Wiesner
1978        Catherine N. Stratton
1977        James R. Killian, Jr.
1976        Paul Tishman
1975        Klaus Liepmann
1974        Gyorgy Kepes