Opening Saturday, November 16th, from 2PM - 3PM
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for Greater Baghdad
Saturday, November 16, 2:00 pm
Tasha Vorderstrasse, University and Continuing Education Coordinator, Oriental Institute
This lecture will look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s unrealized plans for Baghdad. Drawn up in 1957, when Wright was approaching the end of his life, these plans consisted of a detailed vision for a civic opera building, shops, a museum, a university, and even a monument to the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. The lecture will also place Wright’s work within the context of Middle Eastern inspired architecture, including that of the Oriental Institute.