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War: Art and Conflict

Secondary School Pupils

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Not only was the Spanish Civil War a dramatic event, it was also the catalyst for diverse artistic strategies and attitudes. This guided visit spotlights how this circumstance would influence the cultural scene that existed before the outbreak of war, upholding its sphere of influence throughout this period and once the conflict had ended.

Included among the different works that form the basis of this guided tour’s discourse, those that were assembled in the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, held in 1937, stand out; for instance, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, or Alexander Calder’s Mercury Fountain. Cultural volunteers lead school groups around the exhibition rooms that contextualise this period in a guided visit that takes place in Collection 1 of the Museo.


Aimed at: 14-16 year-olds in Secondary Education and Sixth Form Pupils

Language: Spanish

Date: 14 October 2013 - 13 June 2014

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Time: daily time slots at 10.15, 10.45 and 11.15 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Meeting point: Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Education Desk

Capacity: two groups/classes per centre, per day (maximum 50 people). During the 10.45 time slot a maximum of 25 people).

Length: one hour and thirty minutes

Registration date: from 17 September 2013 onwards

Resources: informative material is available for teachers, to be requested beforehand
 
Further information: Tel: +34 91 774 10 00, Ext. 2098 / email: visitasescolares@museoreinasofia.es

                                                                         

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  • Guided visit Guernica. The history of an icon
    January 1 - December 31, 2014

    The purpose of this activity is to help visitors understand how and why Guernica by Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) has become a symbol of Spain's transition to democracy and a universally recognised icon. The narrative goes beyond traditional interpretations and uncovers the multiplicity of factors and implications related to the artistic act.

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