IEU Experience


In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, art stands out as a key force in contributing to our continued well-being. No matter where we found ourselves during the confinement, art and collective expression—whether film, television, music or painting—were central to the momentary joys that we all experienced while stuck at home.

To recognize the value of art and culture to the development and well-being of our society, IE University has signed a collaborative agreement with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The aim of the agreement is to provide students with opportunities to explore topics in humanities, with support from one of the most prestigious art institutions in the world.

Open to all art connoisseurs, this agreement provides students with the opportunity to incorporate the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao into their degrees, either through an internship or through consultations with the museum for certain programs’ final capstone projects. If you are cultivating an interest in the arts, you’re welcome to attend training courses, seminars, webinars and extracurricular activities held at IE University by the museum’s directors.

To further demonstrate its commitment to art, IE University is also hosting Éter, a photography exhibition organized by IE Campus Life that showcases the works of two young graphic artists, Carmen Chacón (Rota, 1994) and Carlos Vega (Valladolid, 1996). The exhibition’s launch formed a part of Awareness Week at IE University, and was followed by a roundtable conference to discuss the work of Simone de Beauvoir, followed by a musical performance by Irene López Valdivia. The exhibit will remain on display until November 14 at the IE Creativity Center in Casa de la Moneda in Segovia.

The Éter exhibition and the agreement with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao are the most recent examples of  IE University’s dedication to facilitating artistic expression. Susanna Malcora, head of IE University Arts & Humanities Division and Dean of IE School of Global & Public Affairs, said, “To be a leader in today’s constantly changing environment, the arts and humanities are essential, both personally and professionally.”

This agreement provides the opportunity for students to further integrate art and the humanities into their degrees. We firmly believe this will help them develop more diverse perspectives, and graduate equipped with the tools to bring about positive change in the world.

Click here to learn more about the alliance with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.