Museum of Science and Industry

Deadline extended! Entries may be submitted until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 31.

2015 Juried Art Exhibition Call for Entries

MSI is now accepting submissions for the Juried Art Exhibition, January 21 - February 22, 2015. Hosted at the Museum since 1970, the Juried Art Exhibition is the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art, featuring an eclectic collection of approximately 100 new pieces each year in a dedicated gallery open to guests.

Take Part in This MSI Tradition

Youth artists (between the ages of 14 and 17) and adult artists are encouraged to apply. All entries must be received by October 31, 2014.

2014 Juried Art Exhibition

See some of the artwork, photos from the Juried Art Exhibition Reception and a list of winners from last year.

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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Chicago Takes Notice


WGN-TV Morning News aired a story about the 2014 Black Creativity Innovation Studio, Juried Art Exhibition and other programming.

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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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