Art, UP Vargas Museum

Gallery Walk Through with Duddley Diaz

Gallery Walk Through with Duddley Diaz

25 September, Friday, 2pm
G/F Lobby and West Wing Galleries
UP Vargas Museum

In line with the exhibit
Messenger of the Gods
A Duddley Diaz Retrospective

8 August to 30 October 2009

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) in cooperation with Galleria Duemila, Inc. presents a Gallery Walk Through of the exhibit titled, Messenger of the Gods: A Duddley Diaz Retrospective on 25 September, Friday, 2:00 pm at the G/F Lobby and West Wing Galleries of the Museum. Learn more about the artist and his works as the artist himself gives enlisted guests a tour of the exhibit.


Duddley Diaz, "Angel with Owls", 2007, Wood and acrylic

The exhibition represents significant themes and periods in the development of sculptor Duddley Diaz as an artist and as a Filipino working in Italy. The exhibition brings together four decades of artistic work which includes his childhood works and student works at the UP College of Fine Arts. As a scholar of the Italian government, works which he did during his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti are also featured in the exhibition. The show also highlights Duddley’s technical prowess in working with different sculptural media–wood, cast bronze, marble, silver, and ox bone.

The tour will accept a maximum of thirty guests. Admission to the tour is free. For reservations, please contact Ms. Louise Marcelino or Ms. Susie Garcia of the UP Vargas Museum at numbers 928-19-27, 981-85-00 local 4024 or send an e-mail at Deadline of reservations is on 23 September 2009.

The exhibit is also made possible with the support of its major sponsors: Philippine-Italian Foundation, Tantoco-Rustia Foundation, Jul B. Dizon Jewellery Salon, and also brought to you by FurniItalia, Icon Graphics, Metrobank, UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, Ralph’s Wines and Spirits, and Café Ianna.


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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