Maker: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award
Designer: Louis McManus
Date Made: 1960-1961
Medium: Brass, gold plate
Dimensions: 15 in.
Affectionately known as the Emmy, this award was presented to Mrs. John F. Kennedy for her television tour of the White House. A statuette of a winged woman holding an atom became the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the arts and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum