Mabel O. Wilson is Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research.
"Ambitious in its aim and far-reaching in its content, Wilson’s Negro Buildings provides a much-needed primer for the study of black-organized exhibitions found at World’s Fairs and Expositions from the late nineteenth century to the present. . . . With its interdisciplinary scope and nuanced analysis, scholars in a host of disciplines—African American studies, American Studies, Art History, History, and Museum Studies—will no doubt find the text useful." - caa.reviews
"Wilson’s thoroughly researched and well-written narrative meticulously reconstructs the planning, execution, and impact of numerous expositions and fairs, drawing lines of continuity among them. In addition, ample illustrations provide readers with photographic images of the fairs, exhibition maps, and the artists’ prints and sculptures displayed in the exhibits. Wilson’s interdisciplinary study should be valuable to scholars of world’s fairs, visual culture and architecture, and African American public history." - The Journal of African American History