AMERICAN STUDENTS ANALYZE PICASSO’S WORK, THANKS TO A JOINT PILOT PROGRAMME BETWEEN MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA AND DICKINSON COLLEGE
The collaboration between Museo Picasso Málaga and Dickinson College will enable a group of US students taking part in a Spanish language and culture immersion programme in Málaga, to discover more about Picasso’s influence on subjects such as architecture, politics, tourism, and music.
With its cultural and educational programme, Museo Picasso Málaga works to create a bond between artworks and the public, offering a rewarding experience in which the artist’s intention is respected and the voice of the visitor is heard alongside that of teachers, curators and historians. On the basis on this line of work, which the museum has pursued since it first opened, a multidisciplinary programme has been devised in cooperation with Dickinson College. Its aim is to link Picasso with various thematic areas whose common ground is the analysis of the concept of the avant-garde today.
In this way, the American students on the Universidad de Málaga exchange programme with Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, are given the opportunity to use art as a tool for improving their knowledge of language and culture. This has led to the creation of the subject “Picasso, the avant-garde, and culture today” (directed by José Lebrero Stals and Prof. Mark Aldrich, Director of the Dickinson Programme in Málaga), in which issues that go beyond Picasso’s work will be examined in depth. Architecture, film, television, gender, politics, economics, novels, tourism, music, poetry and museums are just some of the themes that will be discussed by experts who include Dickinson College’s Prof. Mark Aldrich; the artistic director of Museo Picasso Málaga, José Lebrero; cultural programmer Cristina Consuegra; journalist Teodoro León Gross; UMA professor Maite Méndez; architect Salvador Moreno Peralta; UNED professor Julio Neira; and sculptor Antonio Soler, amongst others.
Dickinson College is a U.S. private liberal-arts college that operates in Málaga via an agreement with UMA. Its purposes are the higher education of its alumni in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society.