The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago will kick-off Black Creativity with Family Day programs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18, 2016). In an e-mail, a spokeswoman wrote, “This annual program brings together students, families, teachers and the public to explore the rich contributions African Americans have made to scientific and creative fields. The program focuses on innovation and encourages deeper interest in science and technology among youth.”
On Family Day, Illinois residents will enjoy free Museum Entry (general admission). At Jr. Science Cafes, students and families will be able to chat with working scientists and engineers and do hands-on activities to learn about careers in S.T.E.M. fields. These Jr. Science Cafes will be held at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated workshops will be held hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Black Creativity Innovation Studio. This is an area in which youths are provided with real tools, materials, and equipment to create solutions to everyday challenges.
Visitors will also be able to see the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition. It will feature over 100 dynamic artworks from both professional and amateur Black or African-American artists from around the U.S.A.
Additional Black Creativity programs in January and February (Black History Month) include public sessions in the Innovation Studio every Monday and Saturday, from Friday, January 29, 2016 through Sunday, February 28, 2016. Facilitated workshops will be held hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition will be on display from Monday, January 18, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016. The longest-running annual exhibition of Afro-American art in the U.S.A., it started in 1970.
The exhibition features paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculptures, mixed-media, ceramics, and photographs. It includes a youth category, which features artworks by local high school students.
The Museum of Science & Industry is located in the northeast corner of Jackson Park at the intersection of 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive. The phone number is (773) 684-1414.
In an article posted January 4th (“Field Museum free in February, Skilling introducing documentary at MSI”), this writer listed free days at The Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and M.S.I. The Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park is also having Illinois Resident Discount Days Mondays through Fridays in January and February.
The Chicago History Museum is located at the intersection of North Avenue/North Boulevard and Clark Street in the southwest corner of Lincoln Park. It is across the street from the Latin School of Chicago and a few blocks west of the Archbishop’s Residence on the Gold Coast.
The address is 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614. The phone number is (312) 642-4600.
Julia Nucci Kelly, Communications & Marketing Director of the Krannert Art Museum announced that the Spring 2016 Opening Reception will be on Friday, January 28, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion belongs to the College of Fine + Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ms. Kelly stated, “Opening night will begin with remarks by Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy L. Powell, whose exhibition Time / Image features the work of eleven contemporary artists who grapple with time — accepted and imaginative chronologies, reframed historical narratives, and futures yet to exist.”
Also opening at KAM: Collecting Photography and Collage: Moving Beyond Paper, curated by Kathryn Koca Polite; and Spheres of Influence: African Vessels from the KAM Collection, curated by Allyson Purpura.
The Newberry Library will honor the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will accept the award at The Newberry’s Annual Award Dinner on Monday, April 11, 2016.
In an e-mail, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, The Newberry Library stated, “For its outstanding contributions to the humanities, we are proud to present the Newberry Library Award to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to diverse and democratic societies.”
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