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Metropolitan Museum of Manila: Vargas Museum Collection at the MET

image.jpegFascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection
Drawing reference from the collection’s roots, Fascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection examines the artworks and archives that comprise the Vargas Museum collection, and Jorge B. Vargas’ place in the history of Philippine art and culture. Fascination, a translation of his compound fondly called Kawilihan, not only alludes to Vargas’ instinct, habit and passion for collecting, but also includes the word “nation,” a discourse relevant to him at a time when he was both a government official and a collector.
Artwork: Day Begins by Vicente Dizon, 1942
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center Collection

In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961
In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961 explores how the collections of the Vargas Museum and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas interconnect, and the historical context that surrounds their respective formations. Framed by the years when Vargas was appointed Mayor of Manila, until the time when he became Regent of the University of the Philippines, the period also marks the emergence of both the modern and the so-called “Mabini Art” from Manila before, during, and after the Pacific War.
Artwork: Bullfight by Ricarte Puruganan, 1941
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Collection

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Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines

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A wide variety of exciting activities await the public in the 13th PASINAYA OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL 2017: PALABAS AT PALIHAN; the largest annual multi-arts festival in the country with more than 300 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from and more than 50,000 viewers. Taking as its theme ARTS FOR PEACE, the festival which will be held at the CCP and various museums and galleries in the city will feature excerpts from the works of over a hundred arts groups and thousands of artists from around the country.

For the Palabas at Palihan schedules, museum tour routes and more information, click after the jump Continue reading “Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines”

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Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, an exhibit on the crème de la crème Spanish industrial design for gastronomy

Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, an exhibit on the crème de la crème Spanish industrial design for gastronomy, is now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until June 16. Divided in three major areas (the kitchen, the table and food), Tapas shows either functional, symbolic or ironic designs, that never leave anyone unmoved. This exhibit is organized by both the Museum and Acción Cultural Española, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes. A display of something as usual as eating that you cannot miss.

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Click here for Tapas promotional Video (Manila)

Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, exposición sobre la flor y nata del diseño industrial en España orientado a la gastronomía, abre sus puertas en el @Metropolitan Museum of Manila hasta el 16 de junio. Dividida en tres áreas (la cocina, la mesa y la comida), Tapas muestra diseños tanto funcionales, simbólicos como irónicos, que no dejan indiferente. La exposición está organizada por el museo y @Acción Cultural Española, en colaboración con la Embajada de España y el Insituto Cervantes. Una muestra de algo tan cotidiano como el comer que no puedes dejar pasar.

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