Off-Site: Iraq’s Cultural Past



This event takes place at the Oriental Institute (1155 E 58th St, Chicago).

Space is limited. Reservations are required; call the MCA at 312-397-3839 by October 23.

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Jeremy Deller, New Commissions: It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, 2008. Installation view, New Museum, New York
Photo: Benoit Pailley, © MCA Chicago


On the occasion of Jeremy Deller's exhibition, It Is What It Is: Conversations about Iraq, tour the Oriental Institute's renowned Mesopotamian Gallery and learn more about the rich ancient cultural history of Iraq. Led by Katharyn Hanson, a scholar interested in cultural property protection and the current state of archaeology in Iraq and cocurator of the Oriental Institute's 2009 exhibition Catastrophe: The Destruction and Looting of Iraq's Past.