Meadows Museum of Art Barcelona Program
Meadows Museum of Art students participated in a two-week program based in Barcelona that brought them face to face with the works they discussed in seminars at the museum. There were guided visits of Gaudí, Dalí, Picasso, and Miró, in addition to traveling to Montserrat, Montblac, Poblet, Santes Creus, and Sitges. The group dined daily at top restaurants and stayed in select hotels. A unique feature was the visit to the home and studio of the renowned Catalan sculptor, Xavier Corberó....
Barcelona and the Chocolate Factory
In Spain, kings, queens and clergymen were originally the only people who delighted in the cacau beverage when it arrived from the Americas from 1492. Later it was prescribed to people to recover from illness. Soon after its arrival, Barcelona became an important center for the production and consumption of chocolate. Have you seen the amazing Casa Amatller in Passeig de Gracia? Yes, that beautiful Modernista House next to Gaudi's Casa Batllò. It belonged to the owners of Xocolates Amatller, open since 1797! Their posters and advertisements became an icon for the Art Nouveau movement. Nowadays, you can taste a warm cup of chocolate caliente con churros handmade in Carrer Petritxol, where new generations continue to carry on this chocolate loving tradition.