UP Vargas Museum

IMAGES OF TRANSITION In Art and Design, 1880s – 1920s

In Art and Design, 1880s – 1920s
29 May – 7 August 2009
2F, Kawilihan Gallery

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum will open IMAGES OF TRANSITION in Art and Design, 18802 – 1920s on 29 May 2009, Friday, at the Kawilihan Gallery. The exhibit will feature works from the UPVM Collection focusing on the late 19th and early 20th century. These include paintings by renowned artists such as Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Simon Flores, Lorenzo Guerrero and Rafael Enriquez, first Director of the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts.

The exhibit explores the impact of socio-political changes that influenced the artistic production in the 1880s to 1920s as seen in paintings, illustrations, the graphic arts and design of book covers, stamps and coins. It also presents the various modes through which the Philippines – the land and its people — was depicted and seen through the eyes of the colonizers and the colonized.

Images of Transition will run until 7 August 2009. For more information, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024 (UP trunkiline), 928-1925 (fax), 0929-8567909 (mobile), or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also visit the Museum’s official website at www.vargasmuseum.org.


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.


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