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BMO supports Black Creativity at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

February 28, 2023 | Diversity, equity and inclusion

This month, BMO helped celebrate African American achievement in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics at the Museum of Science and Industry’s (MSI) 50th annual Black Creativity Gala. BMO is a long-time partner of the Chicago museum’s Black Creativity program, donating $25,000 this year to support culturally relevant STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education programming.

Kimberley Goode at MSI’s 50th annual Black Creativity Gala

“BMO is committed to helping remove systematic barriers and to strengthen the communities serve, which is why we are proud to support the Black Creativity programming at the Museum of Science and Industry. We’re excited to play a role in showcasing African American contributions, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.”  

– Kimberley Goode, Chief Communications and Social Impact Officer 

The Black Creativity plaque, crafted in bronze by famed sculptor Preston Jackson, honors the achievements of African Americans in the arts and science

MSI’s Black Creativity programs and exhibitions reach over 10,000 students, their teachers, and their families in underserved Chicago neighborhoods each year, providing exposure to careers, educational pathways and hands-on learning opportunities.

Through April 23, check out Black Creativity at MSI, featuring the longest running exhibition of African American Art, Juried Art Exhibition, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.mIllinois residents receive free admission on select days throughout the year.  

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