The Knowles women are fans of art and museums, thanks to Ms. Tina. And in order to share that gift with those who might not be able to attend on their own, Solange is sending 12 Houston-based high school students to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The students will have the chance to discover art by working with the Project Row Houses, a nonprofit organization that uses art to help empower and benefit the community.
The partnership is a bit of a reunion as Solange used to perform for the organization’s block party.
Executive Director Eureka Gilkey said, “We are honored to have our work and the work of Floyd Newsum commemorated at this historic institution and are very grateful to Solange for her generous support of what will be a transformative experience for our Third Ward youth. Seeing their community represented at this level will provide the students with a more profound understanding of themselves, their history, and their culture.”
The students will also have the opportunity to visit the 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Portrait Gallery.