Science gained mass appeal Jan. 26, when more than 700 guests donned their best black-tie attire for the Museum of Science and Industry’s 30th annual Black Creativity Gala. The event honors the institution’s 40-year-old Black Creativity Program, which pays tribute to African-Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. Co-chaired by Kevin Brookins, Larry Hollins, Myra Price and Greg Hinton and held at the MSI, the event featured artwork from more than 100 amateur and professional African-American artists from across the country, plus bites from eight buffet stations and live music from Grammy-nominated R&B group After 7 and DJ Lil’ John. WMAQ-Channel 5’s Michelle Relerford emceed and guests included Gov. Pat Quinn and Merri Dee. About $400,000 was raised to benefit the Black Creativity Program.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Ramzi Dreessen