File photo of President Barack Obama presents the 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington,

 
File photo of President Barack Obama presents the 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington,
U.S. President Barack Obama presents the 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, in this March 2, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files