About Black Creativity
The Museum’s Black Creativity program’s mission is to inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, by providing programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius.
The Black Creativity Advisory Committee and Council includes two co-chairs—Kevin Brookins, senior vice president of strategy and administration at ComEd; and Larry Hollins, founder and president of The Hollins Group Inc. The committee also includes gala chair, Myra Price; and a fundraising chair, Greg Hinton, chief diversity officer at the Democratic National Committee.
Black Creativity 2013 is sponsored by The Allstate Insurance Company; ComEd; Dover; ITW; Nicor Gas; Northern Trust; Peoples Gas; State Farm Insurance; Walgreens; and U.S. Cellular with media partners NBC 5 Chicago; the Chicago Defender; WVON (1690 AM); SPLASH, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication, and Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland.
Juried Art Exhibition
The longest-running exhibition of African-American art, held annually at MSI since 1970.
The Black Creativity Gala
Black Creativity's annual Gala was held on January 26, 2013. Learn more about this special evening in support of the Black Creativity program.
About the Museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.