Museum of Science and Industry


Juried Art Exhibition: January 22 to February 23, 2014

Since 1970, the Museum of Science and Industry has hosted the Juried Art Exhibition, the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art. The exhibition is a part of the Museum’s Black Creativity program, which showcases African-American achievement in a variety of scientific, artistic and technological fields.

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition presents approximately 100 works of art each year from African-American artists across the nation, featuring entries in both Adult and Youth categories. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to submit works for consideration during the annual call for entries and participate in this amazing history.

The Juried Art Exhibition is included in Museum Entry.


Juried Art 2014 Leadership

Walter Massey, Ph.D., Chair | President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Trustee, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Romi Crawford
, Juror | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Calvin Forbes, Juror | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D., Juror | Rebuild Foundation
Kekeli Sumah, Student Juror | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Hamza Walker, Juror | The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago

Juried Art Subcommittee  Pamela Jennings, Ph.D.  |  Akili Lee  |  Wayne E. Morgan

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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The Black Creativity Gala

Purchase your tickets for Black Creativity's annual Gala on January 25, 2014. All proceeds benefit the Black Creativity Program.

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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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