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Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums
October 12, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Lecture, Q&A, and Book Signing with Author Mabel O. Wilson, Architect and Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia University, author of “Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums”
2 AIA/CES credits
FREE admission to the Museum and to the even- take a moment to RSVP below.
Co-sponsored by AIABaltimore Women in Architecture Committee, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning
Mabel O. Wilson’s transdisciplinary practice, Studio &, operates between the fields of architecture, art, and cultural history. Her practice has been a competition finalist for several important cultural institutions including lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Memorial and the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (with Diller Scofidio + Renfro.)
In 2011 she was honored as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in architecture and design. Her scholarly essays have appeared in numerous journals and books on critical geography, memory studies, art and architecture.
Exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and SF Cameraworks. She has authored Negro Building – Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (University of California Press 2012). As the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor, she teaches architectural design and theory courses at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) where she also directs the graduate program in Advanced Architectural Research. She is also appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies. She received a B.S in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Columbia’s GSAPP, and a Ph.D in American Studies from NYU.