Art, Exhibit, Lobby, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Relevant Rizal?

Relevant Rizal?
03 – 08 June 2011
GF Lobby and West Wing Gallery

Opening cocktails, June 3, 2011 4PM

CANVAS’s Looking for Juan program, which explores art as a vehicle to discuss social concerns, seeks out Rizal on the hero’s 150th birth anniversary. Where is Rizal in our time? How do we feel his presence? Artists of different generations remember him as a man of many sympathies and therefore open to be claimed by many causes. He is hero, surely, but he is also native of his season, citizen of his country, icon to a multitude, revered name to a nation. That we have taken liberties in making Rizal our own is testament that he has come to belong to us quite intimately, and we recall him out of habit, or with fondness, in a gesture of holding him – and ourselves – to the promise of heroism.


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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