Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Susan Meiselas 05/17/2016
Robert Owen Paxton 05/17/2016
Tracy K Smith 05/17/2016
Andrea Elliott 05/18/2015
Anthony S Fauci 05/18/2015
Miloš Forman 05/18/2015
David Levering Lewis 05/18/2015
Albert Louis Sachs 05/18/2015
Amanda M Burden 05/17/2016
Zhu Chen 05/17/2016
Robert Darnton 05/17/2016
Ban Ki-Moon 05/17/2016
Harold George (Harry) Belafonte L.H.D. 05/19/1993
Louis Chevalier L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Rene d'Harnoncourt L.H.D. 06/03/1958
Agnes Ernst Meyer L.H.D. 06/04/1957
Robert MacNeil L.H.D. 05/17/1995
Harrison R. Steeves L.H.D. 06/06/1972
James J. Rorimer L.H.D. 06/04/1957
Ingvar Svennilson L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Eudora Welty L.H.D. 05/19/1982
Arthur Mitchell L.H.D. 05/18/2016
K. C. Wheare L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Jack Tworkov L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Temple Hoyne Buell L.H.D. 05/14/1986
Claude Levi-Strauss L.H.D. 06/01/1971
Bob Hope L.H.D. 03/30/1984
Louis I. Kahn, posthumous L.H.D. 05/15/1974
Ralph Emerson McGill L.H.D. 05/15/1963
Barbara Ward Jackson L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Gerard Piel L.H.D. 06/05/1962
Madeleine Borg L.H.D. 06/07/1951
Flora Lewis L.H.D. 05/16/1984
P. Sargant Florence L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Julie Taymor L.H.D. 05/19/1999
John H. Fischer L.H.D. 06/02/1964
Paul O. Kristeller L.H.D. 05/15/1974
Renzo Piano L.H.D. 05/21/2014
Douglas Stuart Moore L.H.D. 06/04/1963
Barbara Brances Wootton L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Susan Sontag L.H.D. 05/19/1993
William J. McGill L.H.D. 06/02/1970
M. Joseph Folliet L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Arnaldo Momigliano L.H.D. 05/15/1974
William Jansen L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Erich Leinsdorf L.H.D. 06/06/1967
Frank Altschul L.H.D. 10/22/1971
Myres Smith McDougal L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Elizabeth Diller L.H.D. 05/16/2018
Louise Nevelson L.H.D. 05/18/1977
Toni Morrison L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Kobo Abe L.H.D. 05/14/1975
The Reverend George B. Ford L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Henry S. Moore L.H.D. 05/15/1974
Francis Henry Taylor L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Frederick Ernest Johnson L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Silvio Zavala L.H.D. 10/31/1954
Ieoh Ming Pei L.H.D. 05/14/1980
Georgia O'Keefe L.H.D. 06/01/1971
Harold L. Reeve L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Alfred A. Knopf L.H.D. 06/02/1959
Xu Bing L.H.D. 05/18/2010
Alva Reimer Myrdal L.H.D. 06/01/1965
Rudolph H. Wittower L.H.D. 06/02/1970
Isamu Noguchi L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Charlotte Haxall Noland L.H.D. 06/03/1958
Lloyd G. Richards L.H.D. 05/17/1989
Cicely Tyson L.H.D. 05/21/2014
Kenneth Chenault L.H.D. 05/17/2006
James Reston L.H.D. 04/15/1963
Ordway Tead L.H.D. 07/01/1954
John Hermann Randall, Jr. L.H.D. 06/04/1968
V. S. Naipaul L.H.D. 05/13/1981
Roy Blough L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Harry Austryn Wolfson L.H.D. 06/02/1970
Lauren Bacall L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Samson Raphaelson L.H.D. 05/13/1981
Thelma Golden L.H.D. 05/16/2018
Lionel Charles Robbins L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Joseph Stancliffe Davis L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Judith Jamison L.H.D. 05/17/2000
Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr. L.H.D. 06/03/1969
Carl Friedrich L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Gaston Berger L.H.D. 06/04/1957
Theresa Helburn L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Willard Vinton King L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Aaron Copland L.H.D. 06/01/1971
Laurence Sickman L.H.D. 05/18/1977
Sir Dennis H. Robertson L.H.D. 06/01/1954
David M. Heyman L.H.D. 01/11/1954
William Black L.H.D. 10/20/1967
Louis M. Hacker L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Danny Kaye, posthumous L.H.D. 05/13/1987
Frank Hyneman Knight L.H.D. 10/31/1954
Walter Gropius L.H.D. 03/21/1961
Gunner Carl Myrdal L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Thomas H. Briggs L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Eveline Mable Burns L.H.D. 06/03/1969
John M. Gaus L.H.D. 01/11/1954

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