The Harvard Foundation has named Solange Knowles as their 2018 Artist of the Year.
Solange who recently was named one of Glamour magazine’s woman of the year 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.
The singer/activist will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony on March 3rd.