Illustrated Lecture: "Negro Building: Space and Racial Politics of Display" by Mabel O. Wilson


Award-winning designer and scholar Mabel O. Wilson will discuss her research into space and cultural memory in Black America in relation to the new film installation Untitled (Structures): Leslie Hewitt in Collaboration with Bradford Young. Wilson, a professor at Columbia University, teaches courses in architectural design, architectural theory and visual cultural studies.

Her book, Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012), traces the evolution of black history from the Civil War through the civil rights movement of the 1960s by focusing on black Americans' participation in world's fairs, emancipation expositions and early black grassroots museums.

The exhibition Untitled (Structures), a film installation inspired by Civil Rights-era photographs in the Menil Collection, will be on view through May 5.



The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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