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Revisiting the Conservative

Revisiting the Conservative

Revisiting the Conservative 2019 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition 3F Galleries 16 April – 15 June 2019 The Vargas Museum returns with its fifth iteration of its Art History Series exhibiting works from the Vargas collection curated based on art historical methods. The series strengthens the museum’s efforts to continuously situate and contextualize its … Continue reading


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The Nature of the Collection
21 March – 27 April 2019
EXTENDED UNTIL 22 June 2019 at the 1F Galleries

Revisiting the Conservative
15 April – 15 June 2019
EXTENDED UNTIL 22 June 2019 at the 3F Galleries


Vargas Museum Permanent Art Collection
Reopened last 10 August 2018


  • The 2019 Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena at the UP Vargas Museum resume on 22 June.
  • Vargas Museum is a member of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS)
  • Please check our facebook page for latest updates regarding schedule and admission.
  • 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.
  • Recently concluded:

    Visualizing Sound
    Gerardo Tan, Felicidad Prudente, and Sammy Buhle
    Exhibition Dates: 9 February – 8 March 2019
    3F Galleries
    UP Vargas Museum

    Transpersonal, instructions
    Exhibition Dates: 14 December 2018 – 1 February 2019
    UP Vargas Museum

    Participating Artists: Oreet Ashery, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Merlinda Bobis, Patrick D. Flores, Eisa Jocson, The Karrabing Film Collective, Dana Klisanin, Leslie Kulesh, Andy Lacey, Russ Ligtas, Raquel de Loyola, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Mark Salvatus, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and César H. Villanueva


    Previous exhibitions:

    Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism: Lander
    Exhibition Dates: 13 October-16 November 2018
    UP Vargas Museum


    Lost Paradise | Marta Moreno Muñoz
    13 October – 16 November 2018
    Opening reception: 13 October, Saturday at 6pm
    1F West Wing Room
    UP Vargas Museum


    Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia
    Simultaneous exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Yuchengco Museum, and UP Vargas Museum

    8 August – 6 October 2018
    reception at the Vargas Museum: 10 August 2018


    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: 26 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

    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




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    The Nature of the Collection (1F Galleries) and Revisiting the Conservative (3F Galleries) are extended until 22 June 2019. For group tours, please contact
    The 2019 Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena at the UP Vargas Museum resume on 22 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 Vargas Museum (Linda) at 928-1927 or Mr. Sena at 376-2196 during office hours.
    ADVISORY: Galleries will be closed early at 12 PM tomorrow, 13 June 2019, for a book launch. Inquiries:
    ADVISORY: The museum will be closed tomorrow, Independence Day. Inquiries:
    “Mr. Jorge B. Vargas, the designated Mayor of Greater Manila by President Quezon back in 1942, was an ardent client and devoted friend of Amorsolo. Aside from having his own portrait done he commissioned Amorsolo a variety of paintings with subjects ranging from family and friends’ portraits to views of residences, landscapes and seascapes, from war scenes and historical events to nude studies. Mr. Vargas had been so close a friend to Amorsolo that he would even confide to the artist his personal problems.” The Nature of the Collection 1F Galleries Exhibition runs until June 15, 2019 --- Source: Lazo, Sylvia Amorsolo et al. Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo: Recollections of the Amorsolo Family. 2009.
    ADIVSORY: UP Vargas Museum will be closed today, 6 June 2019, for Lekturang Norberto Romualdez. Inquiries:

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