MSI offers free days for Illinois residents

By TONIA HILL
Staff Writer

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, is offering free entry to Illinois residents on select days this month and in February.

Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry on the following dates Jan.10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31; Feb.1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28. Tickets must be purchased on –site.

On Jan. 16, MSI will launch its annual Black Creativity program with a special Family Day. The Juried Art Exhibition will open, on Jan. 16, and the exhibit features more than 100 works of art from African-American artists, created by both students and professionals from Chicago and throughout the U.S.

It Exhibition is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art, with works being displayed annually since 1970.

There will also be an opportunity on Family Day to take part in a collaborative printmaking project that will be displayed at MSI.

Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

t.hill@hpherald.com