Celebrating African American achievements

Black Creativity



Juried Art Exhibition

Apply for the 2023 exhibition through October 16, 2022.

For 50 years, the Museum of Science and Industry has hosted the nation’s premier exhibition of African American art. The Juried Art Exhibition is a pillar 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 professional and emerging Black artists from throughout the U.S.

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Juried Art Exhibition 2022 Awards

Adult CategoryYouth Category
First Place — Austen Brantley, Boy holds flowerFirst Place — Janet Amuh, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Unnamed Body
Second Place — AJ Smith, Faces of the Delta: Sister Mary LizaSecond Place — Shelby Holloway, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, POP CULTURE 4 – BLM
Third Place — Shaquita Reed, For the Culture: Product JacketThird Place — Danielle Thompson, Hillcrest High School, Obsession
Honorable Mention — Heather Williams, Safe Passage IIHonorable Mention — Christopher Murray, Lane Tech High School, Seymour Likes Sandwiches