The James Smithson Bicentennial Medal

The James Smithson Bicentennial Medal
The James Smithson Bicentennial Medal, established in 1965 in honor of the 200th anniversary of Smithson's birth, is given under the Secretary's authority to persons who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of areas of interest to the Smithsonian. It is James Smithson's visionary bequest that established the Smithsonian Institution. The list of recent recipients—69 since 1990—are:

2013 Robert Gardner  1997 Wilcomb C. Washburn
2012 Clint Eastwood   (posthumously)
2010 Jibreel Khazan   Patrick J. McGovern 
  (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.)   Hal Prince
  Franklin McCain    Jim Henson
  Joseph McNeil   George Lucas
  David Richmond  1996 Chuck Jones
2009 Claude Lévi-Strauss   Walter Cronkite
2007 Patricia B. Wolf   Sir Colin Marshall
  Raul Yzaguirre   Pete Seeger
  Robert H. Rosenblum   Les Paul
  (posthumously)   Julia Child
2006 Malcolm Bilson   James Whitmore
  Jorge Ruiz   Jacques Cousteau
2005 Stephen W. Hawking   Don Ricardo Alegria
  Skitch Henderson   Dale Chihuly
  Anner Bylsma 1995 Gene Feldman
2004 Sir David Attenborough 1992 Hal Roach
  Maestro Jaap Schroeder   Rosemary Clooney
2003 Ellen Ochoa 1990 Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  Artie Shaw    Tomie dePaola
  Olga Guillot   Betty Carter
2002 David N. Baker   Tito Puente
  Antonia C. Novello, M.D.   Robert Redford
2001 Henry Z. Steinway   Robert Jastrow
  Dolores Huerta   Richard E. Leakey
  Celia Cruz   Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
2000 Dave Brubeck   John Birks Gillespie
  Jerry Lee Lewis   International Poetry Forum
  Billy Joel   Helen Hayes
1999 Steven Spielberg   Hank Jones
  Katherine Dunham   Gordon Parks
  Alberto Rex Gonzalez   George W. Gross
1998 Leslie Casson Stevens   Geoffrey Holder
  Sir Edmund Hillary   Emerson String Quartet
  Johnny Smith   David Macaulay
      20th Century Consort
       

 

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