Awards Ceremony of Gold Medal in the Arts Takes
Place in the Hermitage
On 27 June 2005 the State Hermitage and the Kennedy Center International
Committee on the Arts (USA) jointly organized an Evening of Friends of
the Arts during which the recipients of the first annual Gold Medal in
the Arts Awards were announced.
Olivia de Havilland has appeared in films, including A Midsummer Night’s
Dream (1934) and Gone with the Wind (1939), and on stage in Candida (1951).
Gold Medal in the Arts Award
On behalf of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and as a body of some of the world’s preeminent arts patrons, the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts proudly starts a new tradition in the recognition of extraordinary accomplishments in the arts: the KCICA Gold Medal in the Arts. Each year at its International Summit, the Committee will award inspiring individuals whose lifetime achievements-through artistic endeavors or philanthropy-have created, nurtured, supported and championed the world’s greatest art and artists.
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts (KCICA)
With the Kennedy Center’s excellent world wide in the performing arts, the KCICA was established in 2002 as a committee whose members represent many nations. The committee meets twice annually-once at the Kennedy Center and once at an international destination. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Wayne and Catherine Reynolds, the committee includes leading international arts patrons who have a passion for and dedication to the performing arts, as well as an interest in supporting young people through the arts. The KCICA supports the highest level of international exchange, promotes innovative arts management fellowships, and highlights the careers of the performers of the future.
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