McDermott Award Recipient
Libby LarsenComposer and articulate advocate for the music and musicians of our time
Santiago Calatrava is well known for his neofuturist style and his wild feats of engineering. The Milwaukee Art Museum, his first building in the United States, is famous for its shading “wings” that open and close in response to the position of the sun.
Suzan-Lori ParksPulitzer-winning dramatist
Bill ViolaInstrumental in establishing video as a vital medium of contemporary art
Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel’s infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world.
Robert LepageVersatile in every form of theater craft, Robert Lepage is equally talented as a director, playwright, actor and filmmaker
Renowned for the multi-faceted practice of his studio in Berlin, Olafur Eliasson creates ambitious public art projects, large-scale installations, architectural pavilions, major art exhibitions, spatial experiments, sensory experiences, and a distinctive art and social business enterprise — Little Sun, a solar powered lamp that is “a work of art that works in life.”