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PRJI Events

Events that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Paul R. Jones Initiative:

Dr. Mabel O. Wilson
Monday, March 11, 2019
5:30 pm, Memorial Hall 127

Mabel O. Wilson is the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and also a professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies at Columbia University, where she is also a co-director of Global Africa Lab and the Associate Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS). She has authored Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (2016) and Negro Building: African Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012). With her practice Studio &, she is a collaborator in the architectural team currently developing designs for the Memorial to Enslaved African American Laborers at the University of Virginia. Her work has been featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Architekturmuseum der TU Mūnchen, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago, Istanbul Design Biennale, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial.She’s a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?) a collective that advocates for fair labor practices on building sites worldwide.

Zoë Charlton in conversation with Professor Julie McGee

Tuesday, October 2
5:30 p.m. Smith Hall Room 130

This public conversation with Baltimore-based artist Zoë Charlton and UD Professor Julie McGee is generously supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, Paul R. Jones Initiative (PRJI). Charlton creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC. McGee is an art historian with specialties in African American art and contemporary African art. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely on contemporary African American art and South African art, with particular focus on artist and museum praxis. McGee is an Associate Professor of Black American Studies and Art History at UD.

Zoë Charlton: LUSTER
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 2
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Recitation Hall Gallery
This exhibit is free and open to the public, Oct 2 – Nov 2, 2018 in the Recitation Hall Gallery, University of Delaware
20 East Main Street, Newark DE 19716
Please see the full LUSTER brochure


Black Atlantic and the Archive Speaker Series
September – November, 2018


PRJI Events – Archive