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Solange Knowles Declared 2018 Harvard Foundation ‘Artist Of The Year’

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Recently, Solange Knowles was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year.  The multiple award-winning singer and songwriter has yet another accolade to her name after been named ‘Artist Of The Year’ by Harvard Foundation.

The award will be presented to her at the annual ceremony on March 3 in Sanders Theatre. Solange 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.

Acknowledging the Glamour award, Solange said, “When I was about 11 years old, someone told me, ‘You’ve got to shoot for the moon and, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.’ Well, I wasn’t interested in either one. I was interested in the journey there.”

She added, “We as women are told from the second that we come into our own that we must not only shoot for the moon but hold it in our hands, turn it until the morning, nurture all of its rings … and feel and look like a goddess. That is not my journey.”

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, the University’s office for interracial, interethnic, and interreligious relations, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year.

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