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Education Program

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The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español offers an educational program revolving around the works from Museum´s permanent collection as well as activities focusing on temporary exhibitions that are periodically held on the premises.

These educational activities are aimed at diverse audiences (school groups of different ages, cultural associations, families, etc.)

The museum also organizes courses related to the history of art and the various tendencies that characterize the contemporary artistic panorama.

Hours:

  • Guided tours may be arranged by appointment
  • Tuesday through Friday, 11 am – 2 pm and from 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Tel.: + 34 969 21 29 83
  • E-mail: museocuenca@expo.march.es
  • We recommed that groups be no larger tan 30, in particular for activities that include a workshop.

Didactic Portfolios

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The museum's "Didactic Portfolios" are resources prepared by the institution in order to provide schools with educational materials for the classroom prior to a visit to the museum. They include guided activities that are completed through an itinerary at the museum itself and conclude in a workshop.

The objective of these activities is to work with color, media and volume as basic elements of expression.

  • Groups: pre-school, primary- and secondary-school students; maximum 25-28 students per group.
  • Requires prior work in the classroom.
  • Length of activity: 2 hours (one-hour museum itinerary; one-hour workshop).
  • Workshop activity.

The Collection

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Visits

Visits to the permanent collection are offered in which participants explore different rooms of the museum and individual works in order to establish the basis for conversations through which students will become familiar with the kinds of visual language characteristic of different abstract art. Students are given the opportunity to enjoy the art on display at the same time that they develop their knowledge. These visits have different levels of complexity and the content and length of the activities vary according to the characteristics of the group. Docents work to facilitate dialogue and active participation.

  • Groups: pre–school, primary and secondary–school, and university students; as well as diverse adult groups, including cultural associations and families; maximum 25-30 participants per group
  • Length of activity: approximately one hour

Workshops

The museum also offers workshop–visits that follow an itinerary focusing on a selection of paintings and sculptures in the permanent collection in order to become familiar with the language of abstraction. The objective is to work with various conceptual categories: nature/landscape; line/geometry; sound/silence; space/architecture; construction/deconstruction; and light/shadow—categories that apply equally to works of art and to our immediate surroundings. For these workshops, docents will take into account the specific characteristics and aims of each group.

  • Groups: pre-school, primary- and secondary-school students; maximum 25-30 participants
  • Length of activity: 2 hours (one-hour museum itinerary; one-hour workshop)
  • Workshop activity

Temporary exhibitions

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The educational team at the museum also prepares specific didactic units for temporary exhibitions, including the projection of images, explorations of the works on display and hands-on experience in workshops. These didactic units aim to make students familiar with the particular abstract formal and expressive language that defines each individual exhibition.

  • Groups: secondary-school students; maximum 25-28 participants
  • Requires no prior work in the classroom
  • Length of activity: 2 hours (one-hour exhibition itinerary; one-hour workshop)
  • Workshop activity

"From the classroom to the museum"

A selection of work created by pupils

Each year in its exhibition rooms, the museum displays a collection of the results of participants' workshop experiences, by students from all the schools that have participated in the educational activities organized by the museum.

The show is intended to be a place to meet and exchange ideas about creativity and the expressive possibilities of artistic media, and as a reflection on the role of artistic expression in education.

Fundación Juan March
Contact
Castelló, 77 – 28006 MADRID – Spain
+34 91 435 42 40 – Fax: +34 91 576 34 20
http://www.march.es