Museum of Science and Industry


Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition

January 18, 2016 - February 21, 2016

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Exhibit Essentials


Ages:
This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Location:
Main Level, West Pavilion
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Tickets:
Included with Museum Entry

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition presents more than 100 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country, including a dozen youth artists between the ages of 14 and 17.

This longest-running exhibition of African-American art has been displayed annually at MSI since 1970. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics and photography by African Americans from around the country. Work is submitted in the fall, and a panel of five jurors, led by Dr. Walter Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MSI trustee, select the pieces for exhibition. A youth component offers opportunities for high school students to submit their artwork to the exhibition.

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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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