More than 600 guests gathered to keep the spirit of innovation thriving. Now in its 37th year, MSI’s black-tie gala continues to support curiosity and new perspectives in arts and sciences. This year’s event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition,” featuring 200 original works of art from African American artists; and the Black Creativity program, which showcases the achievements of African Americans in art in innovation. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Later, WGN meteorologist Demetrius Ivory emceed, and the museum’s rotunda came alive with entertainment by Chicago Children’s Choir, DJ Rae Chardonnay, Yanna Cello, Rockstar Ev, and Manasseh Croft.
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