Museum of Science and Industry

The 31st Annual Black Creativity Gala

January 25, 2014
6:30 pm. to midnight

Join Gala Co-chairs—Chairman and CEO of ComEd (retired) Frank and Vera Clark, and Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Cheri Chappelle—at this black-tie event kicking off the 2014 Black Creativity program.

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our annual Juried Art Exhibition before moving on to an elegant strolling buffet in the Museum Rotunda. Dance the night away with the musical entertainment of Gentlemen of Leisure followed by DJ Lil’ John.

For questions or to purchase tickets, please contact Denise Hicks at (773) 947-3730 or denise.hicks(at)msichicago.org.

Support Black Creativity
Black Creativity's annual Gala isn't the only way to support our programs.

Black Creativity 2014 is sponsored by ComEd; Dover; ITW; Nicor Gas; Peoples Gas and U.S. Bank, with media partners Comcast / NBC 5 / Telemundo Chicago; WVON 1690 AM; Splash, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication; Radio Broadcasters of Chicago and the Chicago Defender.

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mission statement


  • To inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through 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.

Honoring Black Creativity


  • The Black Creativity plaque, crafted in bronze by famed sculptor Preston Jackson, honors the achievements of African Americans in the arts and sciences; on permanent display at MSI.
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