Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
An investigation of the intersection of architectural practice and curatorial theory, this thesis situates Zaha Hadid's design for Cincinnati's Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art within the canon of museum architecture. Hadid, one of many architects responding to the orthodoxies of Modernism, posits a novel way to counter the antiseptic "white cube" museum space with environments that encourage visitors to contextualize exhibitions within the infinite abyss of the contemporary moment.
Dumbadze, Peter, "Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center: Zaha Hadid’s Response to the White Cube Ideology and the Advancement of the Museum Design Dialectic" (2010). Honors Theses. 151.