Meryl Streep to get National Medal of Arts from President Obama

Actress Meryl Streep attends Vassar College's 150th Anniversary Celebration dress rehearsal on Feb. 24, 2011, in New York. Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Meryl Streep attends Vassar College's 150th Anniversary Celebration dress rehearsal on Feb. 24, 2011, in New York.
Meryl Streep attends Vassar College's 150th Anniversary Celebration dress rehearsal on Feb. 24, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) Meryl Streep is about to add another prestigious honor to her already crowded awards mantel.

The actress is among the 20 honorees who will receive the 2010 National Medal of Arts and 2010 National Humanities Medal from President Obama on Wednesday.

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According to a release from the White House, Streep is being honored "for her unrivaled contributions to American arts and culture as an actress of the stage and screen."

Author Harper Lee, musician James Taylor, music producer Quincy Jones and writer Joyce Carol Oates are also among the honorees (scroll down for the whole list).

The awards are scheduled to be handed out at 1:45 p.m. First lady Michelle Obama will also be in attendance.

Lee, Streep, Daniel Aaron and Jacques Barzun are not expected to be there.

Be sure to come back here Wednesday for details and photos from the event.

Here is the full list of honorees:

2010 National Medal of Arts

- Robert Brustein

- Van Cliburn

- Mark di Suvero

- Donald Hall

- Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

- Quincy Jones

- Harper Lee

- Sonny Rollins

- Meryl Streep

- James Taylor

2010 National Humanities Medal

- Daniel Aaron

- Bernard Bailyn

- Jacques Barzun

-  Wendell E. Berry

- Roberto Gonzalez Echevarri­a

- Stanley Nider Katz

- Joyce Carol Oates

- Arnold Rampersad

- Philip Roth

- Gordon Wood

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