Displayed in four glass island cases, visible from all sides, and a wall case by Frank America, the space shares the open and welcoming ground floor of the Balboa Park institution with a museum shop and café, enticing visitors to purchase admission to the more formal galleries upstairs. The second-floor galleries house changing exhibits and a gallery devoted to beaded works, mostly from Africa and Latin America, many of which are housed in acrylic table cases with drawers that allow the visitor to view additional collection items.

Frank America is proud that this project is one of its first U.S. installations for the recently formed American company, as it represents the successful integration of the museum’s vision, its architecture and the collection’s display. The lobby cases will be dismantled for a fundraising event, thenreinstalled with different collection items in the near future, taking advantage of the flexibility for which the Frank Showcase System is appreciated.