Date of Graduation

Winter 12-16-2016

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Museum Studies


College of Arts and Sciences


Museum Studies

First Advisor

Marjorie Schwarzer

Second Advisor

Paula Birnbaum

Third Advisor

Stephanie Brown


For this Museum Studies capstone project, I presented and developed a proposal and project plan for an exterior interactive exhibition of an Argentinean artist, Leandro Erlich, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco, California. After researching diverse conflicts between architects and artists in the art museum context, my goal was to show an approach in which art can “dialogue” with the exterior features of the CJM’s cutting edge building. To be presented on the courtyard entrance of the Libeskind construction, the exhibition that I propose will potentially prove that an effective relationship can be established outside the common interior galleries of the museum by embracing each other’s work. Furthermore, the audience will be invited to interact within the piece.

The interior exhibition will be complemented with an educational program and an afterlife publication. Included in this document is my project description and proposal, my goals and objectives, a thorough action plan including departmental tasks, timelines and milestones, an annotated bibliography and six appendices that bring this project to life.