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Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas

Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas

In cooperation with Museo ng Baliwag 3F Sensorium, UP Vargas Museum Exhibition Run: 20 June to 27 July 2018 Public Reception: 26 June, Tuesday at 4pm Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas looks into the lives of Mariano Ponce and Jorge Vargas, who both served as representatives of the Philippine government to Japan in times … Continue reading

ADVISORY

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June 2018 Holidays (Museum offices, library, and exhibitions are closed):
12 June – Independence Day | 15 June – Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan)

JUNE-JULY 2018 SHOWS:

Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art: A Proof of Concept Exhibit

19 June to 27 July 2018
1F and 3F Galleries
Reception: 19 June, Tuesday at 4pm

Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas
3F Sensorium
Exhibition Run: 20 June-27 July 2018
Public Reception: 26 June, Tuesday at 4pm

Vargas x Met Exhibitions
21 April to 21 July 2018
Reception: 21 April, Saturday at 4pm
First floor galleries of Metropolitan Museum of Manila

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

These exhibitions are still closed indefinitely due to renovation. Please call 928-1927 for more information.

Recently concluded:

Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema
14 April to 9 June 2018
Reception: 14 April, Saturday at 4pm
1F Galleries

Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar
Viewing: 15 May – 09 June 2018
3F Galleries

Christmas Eve, Emilio G. Santiago, 1942
2018 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition
Viewing: 10 April – 9 May 2018
3F Galleries

Living Architecture
Main exhibition of the
2018 Artkitektura Festival
1F Galleries
3 February-31 March 2018, extended until 7 April

Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants’ Investments in the Philippines
3F Galleries
15 February-17 March 2018, extended until 28 March

Place of Region in the Contemporary
Initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN)
8 December 2017-27 January 2018

 

Previous exhibitions:

DEVOUR | Katti Sta. Ana
3F Galleries – 3 November-1 December 2017, public reception on 9 November

GREEN GO HOME
1F Galleries – 13 October-18 November 2017

  • The homecoming of TIE A STRING AROUND THE WORLD
    Philippine Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale
    1F Galleries & 3F Galleries, 09 December 2016 – 18 February 2017
  • A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent | Art in Romania, 1980s-1990s
    1F Galleries, 22 September – 19 November 2016
  • REPUBLIC: 2016 Vargas Museum Art History Series exhibition
    3F Galleries, 22 September – 26 October 2016
    re-curated at the Stairway until 25 November 2016
  • SOCIAL FABRIC | Karl Castro
    3F Galleries, 3-25 November 2016
  • Dancing The Shrimp (The Tactical Improvisation of Postcolonial Space Mix) | Jon Cuyson 1F Galleries, 11 August – 15 September 2016
  • School of Sansó | Juvenal Sansó UP Retrospective show 3F Galleries, 11 August – 15 September 2016
  • The Banquet | Jaime Pacena II 1F Galleries | 8 June – 9 July 2016
  • PERYA | Group show organized by CANVASph 3F Galleries | 8 June – 9 July 2016
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  • Vargas Museum was nominated as Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution in the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards.
  • Vargas Museum participated at the DTI Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall for two years now since 2014.
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    We open Tumba Tumba Children's Museum of Philippine Art by CANVAS on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at 4pm. The reception is open to the public. For details, go to our Facebook event page of the project.
    Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas In cooperation with Pambayang Museo ng Baliwag 3F Sensorium, UP Vargas Museum Exhibition Run: 20 June to 27 July 2018 Public Reception: 26 June, Tuesday at 4pm "Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas" looks into the lives of #MarianoPonce and #JorgeVargas, who both served as representatives of the #Philippinegovernment to Japan in times of uncertainty and turmoil. Ponce was sent as an emissary to Japan in 1898 to explore the #Japanese government’s position in the #UnitedStatesofAmerica’s colonization of the Philippines and impending political power over Asia in the late 19th century, while Vargas, whose position as the Executive Secretary of the #Commonwealth Period made it imperative for him to stay in the country, was sent to Japan as an ambassador in 1943 when the first Philippine Embassy in Japan was established. The exhibition explores the political roles of these two #diplomats during tumultuous times as the Philippines built its sense of nationhood, and sought its independence in light of different forces amidst newly-established governments. "Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas" will engage the younger audience through its interactive and tactile activities in order to draw the youth to the relevance of history and the creation of a collective identity. This exhibition is part of the year-long programs of the Municipality of #Baliwag and Museo ng Baliwag for the 100th Death Anniversary of Mariano Ponce. Museo ng Baliwag was established in 2017 by the Municipality of Baliwag through the efforts of Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella to promote and preserve the history, arts, and culture of Baliwag. It serves as the Arts, Culture and Heritage Office of the Municipality that creates and implements programs relating to the promotion, conservation, and cultivation of Baliwag’s historic, artistic, and cultural traditions. For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an email to vargasmuseum@gmail.com.
    First LAWAS Public Art collateral event at the UP Vargas Museum Grounds and CAL Lawn on Wednesday, 13 June: Encounters: Performance by Ea Torrado Open to the public | Info: lawaspublicart@gmail.com, 981-8500 loc. 2659/2660 Developed around Agnes Arellano’s suite of goddess sculptures Dakini, Innana, Kali and Magdalene, "Encounters" explores dualities of human existence and is rooted in Ea Torrado’s exploration of dance as emancipatory ritual. In it, dancers descend into the depths of being with the body as channel for the divine. The encounter is coming together of corporal flesh and greater divinity. Agnes Arellano’s goddesses remind us to be rooted - perhaps, that which we frantically seek is in all of us. Choreographer Ea Torrado is the recipient of Alvin Erasga Tolentino Koryograpiya Award in 2014, Remedios De Oteyza Choreography Award in 2016 and Asian Cultural Council Grant in 2017. Her creations manifest in choreographies, film, installation, site-specific work, and improvisational performance. She is the Artistic Director of Daloy Dance Company. Daloy Dance Company interweaves dance, theatre and improvisation to create daring and evocative contemporary dance. Since its establishment in 2014, Daloy has made waves in the Manila art scene with critically acclaimed and exceptionally varied body of work. With its strong collaborative thrust, the company has worked with notable visual artists in various museums and galleries in the Philippines, and has enjoyed diverse audiences and performed in a range of dance and art festivals locally and abroad in Japan, Thailand, Korea and USA. LAWAS Public Art runs until August 2018.
    The first session of the 2018 Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena at the UP Vargas Museum Basement resumes on 23 June. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults. Mr. Sena teaches painting, drawing, still life, portraiture, landscape, and figures. Schedule: 9-11:30am, eight Saturdays For details, please contact Mr. Sena at 376-2196 or 0918-951-9989 or Vargas Museum (Glenn/Linda) at 928-1927 during office hours.
    Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art A Proof of Concept Exhibit CANVAS - Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development 19 June to 27 July 2018 1F and 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with The Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) and with support from Panta Rhea Foundation and Blanc Gallery, presents Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art on 19 June, Tuesday, 4pm at the 1F and 3F Galleries of the museum. Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art is CANVAS’ proof of concept exhibit that transforms the Vargas Museum into a study of an actual operating children’s museum complete with a museum shop. Three new books that will also be launching during the exhibition reception (Ipapasyal Namin si Lolo written by Genaro Gojo Cruz and illustrated by Arvi Fetalvero, Ang Aklatang Pusa written by Eugene Evasco and illustrated by Jared Yokte, and Renato Barja’s Children’s Stories, a catalogue based on painter-sculptor Jojo Barja’s art and notes from the stories he gathered from children during his trips) will have dedicated sections that cater to interactive spaces for children. Abubot, a special show made possible with partnership with Resurrection Furniture, will be part of the exhibition. It will feature art works made out of found objects by participating artists such as Aze Ong, Sergio Bumatay III, Art Sanchez, Renz Baluyot, Liza Flores, and more. Interactive installations by Elmer Borlongan, Pam Yan Santos, and Daniel dela Cruz, two murals by Archie Oclos, and a rainbow installation and a scale model presentation of the future site of CANVAS’ Children’s Museum of Philippine Art by the architectural firm Arkisens will also be showcased in the exhibition.
    SCHEDULE ADVISORY: The galleries will be closed next week for ingress and renovation. Our offices and library will also be closed on Tuesday, 12 June (Philippine Independence Day) and Friday, 15 June (Eid'l Fitr: Feast of Ramadan). For information, please call 981-8500 local 4024 during office hours.

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