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The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City
Oct 19
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The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City


As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Oriental Institute presents a special gallery talk, The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City, on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. –12:30 p.m. at the OI Museum, 1155 E. 58th Street. OI Museum Curator and Research Associate Kiersten Neumann, PhD, leads an exploration of Assyrian architectural decoration from the ancient Middle East, including a colossal 40-ton winged bull from the palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad) in Iraq—a masterpiece of ancient engineering and art. The OI presents a second talk for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for Greater Baghdad, on November 16. No reservations necessary.


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