Solange Named Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year for 2018

Harvard Foundation commends Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and visual artist, Solange Knowles for using her platform to be an advocated for “justice and fair representation and empowering political messages.” The Harvard Foundation describes Knowles as,

“Knowles, who recently was named one of Glamour magazine’s women of 2017 and received the Billboard Impact Award, has used her public platform to advocate for justice and fair representation, promoting constructive and empowering political messages. From her acclaimed album “A Seat at the Table” to performing for then-President Barack Obama at the White House, Knowles has invoked themes dealing with empowerment, identity, grief, and healing that have resonated with millions of people. Her performance-art shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Chinati Foundation, along with her installation at London’s Tate Modern museum, have amplified a defining career of visual art and activism.”

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