Juried Art Exhibition

Since 1970, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) has hosted the Juried Art Exhibition, the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art. The exhibition is part of the Museum’s Black Creativity program, which showcases African-American achievement in a variety of scientific, artistic and technological fields. Each year, the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition presents more than 100 works of art from emerging and professional African-American artists.

Call for 2019 entries has closed

The application deadline for the 2019 Juried Art Exhibition has passed. Thank you to all who submitted entries. The Juried Art Exhibition opens to the public on January 14, 2019.

Youth artists (age 17 or younger, or in grades 9-12) and adult artists (age 18 or older) are encouraged to apply in fall 2019. 

Entry guidelines

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Juried Art Exhibition 2018 Awards

Adult CategoryYouth Category
First Place – James NelsonFirst Place – Raven Smith
Second Place – Reisha WilliamsSecond Place – Kayla Sullers
Third Place – Terron SorrellsThird Place – Kanyinsola Anifowoshe
Special Jury Recognition –
Austen Brantley
Special Jury Recognition –
Ian Brundige