For The Curious

Barcelona: Ciudat del Born

The Ciudat del Born, an archaeological jewel excavated out of Barcelona’s layers of intricate history, has been subject of much heated debate.

This cultural centre located between the church of Santa Maria del Mar and Ciutadella Park, officially opened its doors on the 11th September 2013 after a long process of restoration. This day is particularly significant as it marks “Catalonia’s National Day” amid a year of heightened calls for Catalonia’s independence from Spain.

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Pietrasanta: Italy’s Small Athens

La città d’arte, Pietrasanta, is a hidden jewel tucked away between the Tuscan mountains and the Mediterranean coastline. Although easily accessible by a 30-minute train ride from Pisa, it might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about “Italian Art.” But let me introduce you to Pandora’s Box… a jewel equally as magical as Rome, Florence, or Venice.

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Milan: Art Week Curiosities

Milano is in vogue more than ever. After the EXPO 2015, the city has shaken up gaining momentum and now has the spotlight for arts and culture.With fairs Miart (13-15 April) and Salon del Mobile (17-22 April) back-to-back, this vibrant city comes to life with the exciting and the new from all corners of the world.

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La Habana: In the Studios

Carmen Herrera faced various adversities because she was an immigrant, because she lived at a time of great political upheaval in Cuba and because she was a woman. But beyond these difficulties, she developed ground-breaking developments in her artistic career as an early champion of geometric abstraction and a pioneer of Latin American Modernism.

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