Museum, UP Vargas Museum

Announcement: Holiday Break

Announcement: Holiday Break

The U.P. Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) invites you to view its exhibitions before the year ends, Divination: Brenda Fajardo Retells History at the GF, Lobby and West Wing Galleries, and Persistent Visions at the 3/F, South Wing Gallery. To celebrate the Christmas season, UPVM will be closed for viewing starting December 18 at 12NN and will re-open on January 5, 2010 at 9AM.

Divination features works of Brenda Fajardo in her own collection consisting of early prints and tarot-inspired paintings. The exhibit is part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Art Studies of the University of the Philippines. Meanwhile, Persistent Visions is co-organized with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum that features the video installation of Erika Tan, a London-based Singaporean artist. Tan’s video converses with the selected materials from the UP Vargas Museum art and library collections.

For inquiries during the holiday break, you may contact us at (0927) 497-3528 or send an e-mail to The Museum’s official website may be viewed at


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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