Saturday, January 18, 2014

Experiencing Art: Barcelona

This summer Southern Maine Community College will be offering a 14-day program based in Barcelona, Spain. I will lead the program and teach the 3-credit Art History course Experiencing Art: Barcelona on-site from July 27 - August 11, 2014. We have organized this program in partnership with the experts at CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of architectural history—Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th Century Eixample district with its original examples of Modernista architecture—contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.

The course is a focused intensive on the art and architecture of Barcelona. During the two-week course we will:
  • Visit 8 historical sites in Barcelona, including Sagrada Familia, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the Picasso Museum
  • Experience 14 cultural visit and activities, including the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and tapas with local students
  • Take an excursion to Montserrat Mountain
  • Visit the Salvador Dali museum on a day-trip to Girona and Figueres
  • Take a day-trip to the Archeological Museum in Tarragona
On completion of the course, students will be able to identify, describe and analyze the art and architecture associated with this city and its unique multicultural identity.
The cost for the trip is $3750. This includes:
  • Round trip airfare from Boston to Barcelona
  • 14 days of residence hall double occupancy accommodations
  • Airport transfers in Spain
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Public transportation card
  • iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • CIEE Program Assistant on-site for visits and excursions
Students should plan to bring money for personal items and meals. Students who register for the 3-credit course will need to register for the course and pay standard tuition and fees to SMCC when due.

The class has a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 15 students. An information session will be held in Lighthouse Building 101 on Friday, February 7th at 10:00am. If you cannot make it to this information session, please feel free to contact Jeff Badger at  

To reserve your spot fill out a Study Abroad application and submit a $750 deposit by February 21, 2014 -- deadline extended to March 21st!. 

The Summer tuition and fees bill for the course will be due April 25th or within 48 hours after registering if it is after April 25, 2014.

Please join us in Barcelona! 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Perfect Lawn Forever" at the Dublin School

Last night my solo show "Perfect Lawn Forever" opening at the Putnam Gallery at Dublin School in beautiful Dublin, New Hampshire. The show features a bunch of drawings, paintings, and sculpture. It is on view through March 6, 2014. Here are some images of the exhibition and reception.