Why New York’s Guggenheim Museum brought Lorde to benefit the ‘Outdoors at Guggenheim’ program

Written by CNN Staff Lorde visited New York’s Guggenheim Museum last Friday for the first time, for an event that raised funds for the museum’s Outdoors at Guggenheim initiative and Book of Dreams for…

Why New York's Guggenheim Museum brought Lorde to benefit the 'Outdoors at Guggenheim' program

Written by CNN Staff

Lorde visited New York’s Guggenheim Museum last Friday for the first time, for an event that raised funds for the museum’s Outdoors at Guggenheim initiative and Book of Dreams for its project on mindfulness.

During her 40-minute performance, the pop star played acoustic guitar and sang pop hits like “Team” and “Green Light,” as well as more cover songs from artists such as Bjork and Ryan Adams.

The Young Democrat Award went to the late George C. Edwards III, a professor of government at Baylor University, who died on October 15 at the age of 91.

Earlier this month, a museum employee and Eagle Scout scored a dream of her own at the Teen Vogue/Young Democrat Kickball Challenge — a fundraiser held to raise money for Outdoors at Guggenheim. Katie Litman, 16, was selected by a panel of judges.

The award is the museum’s highest honor for contributions to American politics and culture, and is presented to a contemporary public figure. Elizabeth C. Quigley, a poet and painter, was awarded the award in 2017.

Also last week, the museum welcomed Michelle Obama and Sasha and Malia Obama for a special commemorative exhibit and panel discussion that focused on the art of diplomacy, featuring Instagram influencers Natasha Zinko and Ashley Mason.

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