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See more than 100 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country.

This longest-running exhibition of African-American art has been displayed annually at MSI since 1970. Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition features paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics and photography by African Americans, including youth artists between the ages of 14 and 17.

This annual exhibition is open mid-January through late February, and is included in Museum Entry.

Paintings and sculptures on display at the 2018 Juried Art Exhibition
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More about the exhibit
Paintings and sculptures on display at the 2018 Juried Art Exhibition

About the exhibition

Work is submitted in the fall, and a panel of jurors select the pieces for exhibition. A youth component offers opportunities for high school students to submit their artwork to the exhibition.

More about the Juried Art Exhibition

The Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Black Creativity program invites students, teachers, families and the public to explore the legacy of rich contributions and achievements made by African Americans while encouraging deeper interest in science and technology among youth. This year’s programming focuses on innovation, inspiring children to become innovators of tomorrow. For more information about the Black Creativity program, click here.