Thomas Jefferson, Architect


Mabel O. Wilson and Louis P. Nelson In Conversation

African American Heritage  •  History

Image courtesy the Chrysler Museum
Image courtesy the Chrysler Museum

Chrysler Museum of Art

1 Memorial Place Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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Renowned scholars Mabel O. Wilson and Louis P. Nelson will discuss the contributions and legacy of enslaved craftsmen on the architecture of Thomas Jefferson. Wilson is a professor of architectural design at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies and co-directs Global Africa Lab. Nelson is the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia.

Sarah McConnell, the Executive Producer and Host of Virginia Humanities’ With Good Reason radio program, will moderate the discussion.

The event is free but registration is recommended.

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