Up and Close: SPA209’s Visit to Princeton University Art Museum

March 9, 2023

On Tuesday February 28th, all three sections of SPA209 (Spanish Language and Culture through Cinema) went to Firestone Library to view artwork from the Princeton University Art Museum. Thanks to the invaluable assistance of Veronica White, PUAM’s curator of academic programs, and collections associates Molly Gibbons and Joelle Collins, this event was a success! Students viewed drawings and photography from highly acclaimed Latin American and Spanish artists that dialogue directly with themes from the course assigned movies. Seeing up and close works by Graciela Iturbide, Manuel Carrillo, Joan Miró and Luis Quintanilla gave an unparalleled opportunity to hone

students of SPA209 visiting Princeton University Art Museum works in the Firestone Library on February 28th 2023

Photo by Vero Carchedi

visual literacy skills in terms of composition, shot and angle. Works by Pablo Picasso and Antoni Tàpies were also projected in the Firestone classroom. This exciting new collaboration allowed SPA209 students and instructors to appreciate Princeton’s own cultural resources while finding new insightful connections with the course movies.