Study Abroad 2017Tales from Barcelona
Walking around the local neighborhoods of Barcelona has given me much appreciation of their way of living. I was grouped with an amazing set of people to explore a local Barcelona neighborhood, Gracia. Being away of the tourism and venturing through...
How assured does someone feel when they have their future planned? It has been ingrained in me to know my goals and how to get there. I grew up learning to map out my route to get to my destination. I have always followed the path that I drew out for myself, but I...
I knew coming to a different country would look and feel different but I didn't know how different. After the many hours of traveling, everyone arrived to our amazing apartments in the neighborhood called L' Eiample. After everyone settled in, we set off for an...read more
My experience at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) was a wild ride from start to finish, but I would not have it any other way. Nearly every part of the journey involved novelty and taught me important lessons that I will continue to remember. While I came...read more
“How will a 90 minute art museum tour help me become a better researcher?” I wondered, as we began our session at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC). I was not expecting an afternoon of group discussion, memory games, and improvisation, which showed me new...read more
Barcelona’s most beautiful and prestigious art museum, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), is located at Montjuïc at the end of Avinguda de la Reina María Cristina. This is where the Magic Fountain shows take place. Its classic Spanish Renaissance style was...read more
Going to a neighborhood that was so different from the neighborhood that I have lived for many years was overwhelming. Not knowing where I was and how would I survive for a month compelled me to find my home ground in Barcelona. As I walked around the neighborhood I...read more
MNAC Experiencing new cultures in new countries, you must think that there is a museum to represent their ways and history. The National Museum of Catalan has many collections from many artists. When we visited the MNAC, we had great opportunities to practice VRM's...read more
Diving into the heart of Catalonian culture, we visited the MNAC (the National Museum of Catalan Art) on Wednesday. Having very limited exposure to Catalonian culture prior to this trip, I was reminded of my first visit ever to an art institute, the DIA. There are...read more
When arriving to Eixample Esquerra, the neighborhood I will be living in while in Barcelona, I noticed a few things right away; it is just as diverse, everything is much smaller, and there is enough room for everyone. Before leaving my apartment in McKinley Park,...read more
The thought of venturing out of my comfort zone and tackling a whole new city is nerve-racking. Back in Chicago, it took me nearly a month to finally familiarize myself with just the few blocks of UIC's East Campus and even afterwards I still get disoriented walking...read more
I'm the kind of person that enjoys creating art more than viewing it in a museum. So when I heard that we were going to the Museu Nacional D'Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), an art museum, I wasn't too thrilled. I assumed we would just walk around, look at art pieces, and...read more
During the last few days Barcelona has become a home and the people that I am living with are becoming like family. As streets become more and more familiar navigating the city is simpler. Soon, I was exploring the well lit streets past dusk. Walking through the maze...read more
Culture exists throughout the city of Barcelona, and I was able to experience extra on my way "Museu Nacional D'Art De Catalunya" (MNAC), after getting lost in Las Ramblas. Arriving at the MNAC, I expected to simply be observing the styles of art used by Catalonian...read more