Mis aventuras en el Camino de Santiago:  Kurt Hastings

Follow the progress of Pinkerton Spanish teacher and NHAWLT member Kurt Hastings as he walks the Camino de Santiago.  He is updating his blog as he goes with all sorts of great resources for teachers and students.

Be sure to check it out! - Mis aventuras en el Camino de Santiago



Kahlo at the MFA:  Michael Clauss

Kahlo - Dos mujeres

"Dos mujeres"

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has recently acquired "Dos mujeres", a rare painting by Frida Kahlo.  It is one of only thirteen Kahlo paintings in the United States.

Remember that the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum free of charge.  To request a school group visit, please complete the museum's request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire.

Here are two links with lots more information about the painting and the story behind it:

MFA - Frida Kahlo: Dos mujeres

NPR story w/audio - Boston museum acquires frist Frida Kahlo painting ever sold



Goya at the MFA:  Janis Hennessey

Goya - Order and Disorder

Last weekend I went to the HUGE exhibit of Goya at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. It took my husband and I 2½ hours to slowly see it all. WOW! It was like total immersion Goya . We had the audio-video device which was amazing. It had general information about each room which had a theme of his art or media and spoke in detail about several works in each room. Plus you could hit a "go deeper" button for even more information and video. They are $4 for students. If you take K-12 they are called "youth" and the cost is less than "students" who are in college. I highly recommend the audio-video device for anyone who goes.

The exhibit really was Goya from the beginning to the end of his life and in every media he used and every theme he used in his art. If you take students, you will not take 2½ hours, but if they listened only to the  general information in each room and then looked around at all the art in the room, I would give them 1½ hours to go through all the rooms. There are many rooms!

We were very, very impressed. I don't remember this much Goya when I was at El Prado. The MFA is the only place in North America where this show will be and it is so worth the visit. If you go to they will have more details and samples from the interactive tour. It just started and goes into January.  NH students enter free. 10 students for each chaperon and they have to stay generally together. The kids may not eat in the MFA cafe, they need to bring their lunch and have a reservation for a special room which has a fee or go to a restaurant. The major cost is the b-u-s! I encourage you to go and to take as many Spanish students as possible who of course know something about Goya.


Spanish Resources in Manchester, NH:  Michael Clauss

Looking to find some Spanish or Mexican cuisine or perhaps pick up some authentic materials for your Spanish classroom?  Look no further.  Within blocks of the conference are several stores and restaurants you may want to check out.

Two Guys Food Market – Located on the corner of Union and Central streets, this Colombian owned market is a goldmine for authentic resources.  They have an excellent selection of foods, magazines and comics, greeting cards, beverages, and more, imported from all over the world.  It’s just like visiting a small grocery store in Latin America.  And the owners are very friendly.

Tropical Food Market – Another small market worth checking out although the selection isn’t quite as good as Two Guys Food Market.

Consuelo’s taquería – The owners of the small Mexican restaurant are friends of several of the NHAWLT board members.  Great people and the food is great too!  Check out the menu.

El rincón zacatecano taquería – Another taquería located close to the Radisson.  Food is great and the prices are quite reasonable.

Don Quijote Restaurant – I’ve never been here.  It has mixed reviews, but if you’re in the mood for some Spanish cuisine I’d check it out.

Do you know of any more places worth visiting?  Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

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