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The students of the subject "Spanish Contemporary Art" make a curricular trip to Zaragoza and Madrid.

They have visited several museums to get a first-hand experience of the works and authors studied in class


The students of the subject "Spanish Contemporary Art", which is taught in the Degree in History and in the double Degrees of History and Journalism, and History and International Office, have made a three-day curricular trip to Zaragoza and Madrid to meet again in first person with the artists and works studied in class.

In their first workshop, in Zaragoza, they visited the Museo Goya Colección Ibercaja - Camón Aznar and the Museo Pablo Gargallo, with the goal to "confirm the influence of Goya in Spanish contemporary art and to see the work of one of the most representative sculptors of the twentieth century", as explained by Professor Javier Azanza, head of the subject. They then headed to Madrid, where they visited the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Reina Sofia Museum. They also analyzed some significant examples of 19th and 20th century architecture and sculpture preserved in the capital.

With this activity, which is carried out annually, students not only have the possibility of taking contact direct contact with the works studied, but also acquire an enriching experience by being able to contemplate them in situ, in dialogue with other pieces in the exhibition halls. "This also allows them to connect the different areas of knowledge of their programs of study plans, as the work is integrated into a speech that is not limited to the aesthetic," explains Professor Azanza.

From agreement to the methodology of the activity, it was the students themselves who introduced their classmates to the characteristics of the different works, through the exhibitions that they had to prepare and work on organized in groups, the days prior to the trip. According to Professor Azanza, "their work and effort was evident in their explanations, often accompanied by additional material to clarify certain aspects". For all this, he wanted to express his gratitude: "From the first moment they have been involved in the activity and have made it their own, and there is the core topic so that the trip has fulfilled all the objectives that were planned, both in the academic and human aspects".

In the coming days, each group will make a general evaluation of the subject that has corresponded to them and will establish a dialogue with their peers, which will enrich their learning.