Sacred Art Tours from Spain

From the Nativity to the Passion, What is this sacred art telling us?

Join Teresa de la Vega for two illustrated discussions on great works from Spain, Italy and Flanders that depict two of the most historic events in the Bible: the Nativity, the Passion.

This series of classes features key works from Spain’s great art collections and is presented by one of Madrid’s top art historians and guides, Teresa de la Vega. We hope you will join Arts & the Spirit for two classes complete with live Q&A with Teresa de la Vega over Zoom:

Thursday, February 4, 9am            The Nativity

Thursday, March 4, 9am               The Passion

$50.00 for the two lectures combined.   Register and Pay HERE.  You will be sent zoom links the day before the lecture.

A word on your guide, Teresa de la Vega…

On her guided tours of Madrid’s great art museums, Teresa de la Vega can tell you everything you need to know about the masterpieces and the lesser-known gems in each collection. More importantly, perhaps, she can communicate her passion for those works in such a way that you find yourself sharing that enthusiasm. “Terete” is one of those rare art historians who can take you beyond the mere facts of a painting – the life of the artist, their social context, their materials and methods – and help you actually see and feel it to its full effect.

A graduate in American Anthropology, Ancient History and Art History from Madrid Complutense University, Teresa has spent her whole professional life in service of tourism and the promotion of culture. She is a certified guide to the art institutions of Madrid, from the Prado, to the Thyssen-Bornemisza to the Reina Sofia museums and beyond. Teresa has worked with a range of organisations and even guided the guides with courses on Floral Painting, Colour, Beauty and the Body, and The Correspondence between Painting and other Arts.

A bit about Joanna Wivell and Insiders Travel

This wonderful lecture series was shared with us through the relationship Marek developed with Joanna Wivell while traveling the Camino.  Joanna Wivell, founder of the Spanish tour group , Insider’s Travel, has been organizing cultural and culinary tours through Spain since 2005. She met Marek back in 2017 through Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago of which Marek is a board member.

Marek and fellow board members, Nancy Hoxie Mead and Spencer Reece asked Joanna to put together an accessible trip along the Camino for guests to experience and understand why a Center would be necessary.

The trip, led by Bishop Carlos Lozano of the Anglican Church in Spain took pilgrims along the French way from Madrid to Santiago,  enjoying art and flamenco in Madrid and walking some breath-taking parts  along the Way through northern Spain, through the regions of  Castille & Leon, El Bierzo and into Galicia. An experience that has been repeated several times now with a future trip planned to take guests from Seville to Santiago during Easter.

Insider’s Travel virtual experiences was created in response from the need to continue feeling connected to Spain and its rich cultural heritage at a time when our travel is restricted.