The Cultural Getaways Group was created with the idea of organising tours aimed at giving participants a fresh look at art and culture: delving into the ancient Roman city of Barcino, strolling through the medieval Ciutat Vella, discovering Catalan modernism and much more. All the while guided by Judith Urbano, holder of a PhD in Art History and lecturer at UIC Barcelona.
With this group, we aim to satisfy the needs of anyone with an interest in culture and art who is looking to share knowledge. This activity is intended for staff members at UIC Barcelona and people directly related to them.
See below for more information about all Cultural Getaways Group activities:
Frederic Marès Museum
We are starting off the year with a Cultural Getaways Group outing to the Frederic Marès Museum, a museum in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter that specialises in sculpture and other collections.
We will have the chance to see Hispanic sculptures dating from ancient times up until the 19th century, as well as artwork by Frederic Marès. The museum is also home to numerous collections that shed light on past customs and ways of living: from photographs to toys, relics and jewellery, among other things.
Saturday 3 February, at 11 a.m.
At the Frederic Marès Museum. Plaça Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona.
This activity has a limit of 25 people. To sign up, you must:
Pay the museum entry fee (€2.40/person) at Student Services. Places will be reserved by order of payment.
Andy Warhol’s Pop Art
The Campbell Soup cans and the portrayals of popular icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and David Bowie comprise the artistic identity of Andy Warhol, who has now disembarked in the Catalan capital.
In this Cultural Getaway, we will visit the exhibition “Warhol: Mechanical Art”, which takes a look at the artist’s creative development from his early years as a graphic designer in New York to his final years as a universal legend of Pop Art,
Saturday 28 October at 11 a.m.
Where? Caixa Fórum Barcelona (Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8). This activity is limited to 25 people. The registration period will end as soon as this number is reached. To sign up, please follow the steps below:
This time, the Cultural Getaways Group will pay a visit to the 11th and 12th-century Romanesque art collection, taking advantage of the fact that Catalonia is one of the richest territories in terms of mural paintings inside Romanesque churches, panel paintings, sculptures, etc. Examples of the works on display include the paintings from the churches of Sant Climent in Taüll and Sant Joan in Boí, as well as stone sculptures and wood carvings.
Saturday 29 April at 12 p.m.
Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC), Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona. This activity is limited to 25 people. Registration will close as soon as this number is reached. To sign up, please follow the steps below:
As this activity is free-of-charge, no payment is necessary.
Modernism by Ramon Casas
We will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the painter's birth with a tour of the temporary exhibition Ramon Casas: A Desire for Modernity at the Maricel Museum in Sitges. Participants will have the chance to view paintings, posters, drawings and a large selection of photographs that will help put the period into context.
Saturday 11 February, at 5 p.m.
The Maricel Museum. Fonollar Street 08870, Sitges.
This activity has a limit of 20 people. To sign up, please follow the steps below: