The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT 2018 Recipient Audra McDonald in conversation with Oskar Eustis. Credit L Barry Hetherington.
Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress
Margaret McDermott with 2014 McDermott Award Recipient Olafur Eliasson, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and MIT First Lady Chris Reif. 2014.
Strikingly original contributions to public art, architecture, and social entrepreneurship
Robert Lepage at MIT: Student Workshop
Director, playwright, actor, and filmmaker
Gustavo Dudamel conducts. Credit: Chris Christodoulou.
Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time
Bill Viola, Five Angels for the New Millennium, 2001. Credit: Kira Perov.
Instrumental in establishing video as a vital medium of contemporary art
Playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks.
American playwright, screenwriter, musician, and novelist
Santiago Calatrava. Credit Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times.
World renowned architect, engineer, and artist
Composer Libby Larsen. Courtesy of the Artist.
Composer and articulate advocate for the music and musicians of our time
Full list of recipients from 1974 to 2016.
McDermott Past Recipients
More than 35 artists have received the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT since it was established in 1974 by the Council for the Arts at MIT.