This group gives participants the chance to get a fresh look at art and culture: exploring the ancient Roman city of Barcino, strolling through the medieval Ciutat Vella, discovering Catalan modernism and much more.
This activity is intended for staff members and students at UIC Barcelona as well as people directly related to them.
Quarterly outings throughout Catalonia on Saturday mornings.
You will be accompanied by our exceptional guide: Dr Judith Urbano, art historian and dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
A museum in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter specialising in sculpture and collector’s items.
We will have the unique opportunity to view a selection of Hispanic sculpture from ancient times right up the 19th century, as well as some of the art produced by Frederic Marès. Moreover, there are a large number of collector’s items on display documenting ways of life and customs from the past: from photographs to toys, relics and jewellery.
Where? Frederic Marès Museum Plaça de Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona.
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.
Where? CaixaForum Barcelona (Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8).
We will pay a visit to the 11th and 13th-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.
Where? Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC), Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the painter with a visit to the temporary exhibition “Ramon Casas: A Much Yearned Modernity”, in the Maricel Museum in Sitges. You can enjoy his works of art – paintings, posters, drawings – and a large number of vintage photographs which will help you get a sense of the period in which he lived.
The route starts at Barcelona Cathedral. We will then visit Plaça Sant Felip Neri and have a look at two guild houses (one for shoemakers and another one for boilermakers). We will then explore the Jewish quarter and Plaça Sant Jaume to check out the Gothic façades of the buildings flanking the square: Barcelona City Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat, seat of the Catalan Government. We will continue on to the Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor and Carrer Lladó before ending our tour in the district of La Ribera where we will visit Santa Maria del Mar and El Born.
The temporary exhibition “Velázquez and the Golden Age” offers insight into the world of the Seville-born artist and his artistic influences. All through paintings by him and other contemporary artists.
Where? Caixaforum Barcelona (Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8)
No matter if it is a hobby or a calling, UIC Barcelona offers a wide range of cultural groups and activities.