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Ten art exhibits to check out this fall

By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2012
 

Fall-Art-City-of-Mirages

"CITY OF MIRAGES: BAGHDAD, 1952-1982" » What happened when King Faisal II invited Western architects — including Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, and Le Corbusier — to design buildings for oil-rich midcentury Iraq? The answer: Visions of Baghdad made Modernist that crumbled after the king's assassination in 1958. October 2–December 31 :: BSA Space ::bsaspace.org

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