Apply for the 2024 exhibition through October 15, 2023.

See 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.

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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.

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.

Learn More About the Black Creativity Program