Monday, February 06, 2006

MSI Highlights Black Creativity in Architecture

The Museum of Science of Industry's annual celebration of Black Creativity this year "highlights the contributions of African Americans and encourages deeper interest in, and understanding of, black culture and heritage." It's exhibition, Architecture: Pyramids to Skyscrapers, features the work of African and African-American architects, both past and present. It includes models and drawings of key buildings, as well as a showcase of projects from both high school and college students and professional architects. Throughout February, there are also weekly workshops that will bring students and teachers together with architects including Charles and Eben Smith, William Brazley, Jr., RaMona Westbrook and Larry Parkman. Wednesday morning, February 22nd, there will also be a symposium where high school and college students considering a career in architecture will be able to engage Africa-American architectural leaders in learning about opportunities in the field. Events are free with museum admission, but registration is often required. For full information, check out the attractively designed website. The exhibition runs through February 28th.

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