Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs. They are based across the United States and around the world. These elected members join with other experts to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good.

Member News

Carmen Bambach receives the 2019 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Art History.

Mary Beard, Lorna Simpson, and Ed Ruscha to receive J. Paul Getty Medals in recognition of contributions to their fields.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum and David Walt to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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The Academy has elected more than 13,500 members since its founding in 1780.
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A national network of Local Program Committees and Local Representatives provides opportunities for members to connect with the Academy and with each other, within the communities where they live. Find out if there's a member group near you.