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“Story/lines” the JMG exhibition opens on Saturday, May 24

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Story/lines is the culminating exhibition of the participants of the 9th Junior Museum Guides this year. Four young museum guides unravel their experiences during the workshop-seminar. This exhibition is made in celebration of this year’s International Museum Day.

Every object has a story to tell from its origin to its owner, from its material to its maker. They are connected one way or another from the lines that make up a shape to the tales that they tell and the thread that stitches them.

Museums are a rich source of stories. They are the setting where narratives are read and their collections a library of stories. The practice of archiving and cataloguing is like a book where you choose your own adventure. Every category leads you to a different world and time.

Story/lines trace these adventures. Inside every file is a story waiting to be discovered.

Story/lines as an exhibition also crosses paths with the current Art History Series exhibition of the UP Vargas Museum, “Drawn To Scale.” The ‘archived’ works of the JMG participants can be seen as a dialogue to the current interaction of the works of Coniconde and Amorsolo with the works of graphic art of Abrera, Concepcion, Cordero, Fernandez, Garcellano, Salvatus and Sta. Maria.

Story/lines opens tomorrow at 3pm. Everyone is invited to come. Contact us at 928-1927, or through our official Facebook page:

Workshop and exhibition are made possible with support from Bubba Lab (Marikina Heights)Azucar Boulangerie and Patisserie and Young Artists’ Studio.


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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Session Advisory: The Art Workshops of Fernando B. Sena at the Vargas Basement concluded last 2 December. Sessions and registration will resume on 20 January 2018. More than a hundred guests gather at the public reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary on 8 December 2017, Friday. 
UP Vargas Museum opens this first project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) built through three nodes in a network: Knowledge Production and Circulation; Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis; Public Engagement and Artistic Formation. The project endeavors to activate a network to coordinate a range of interventions in contemporary art in the Philippines and to cast a sharper profile for it on an inter-local and trans-regional scale. It is keen to confront the requirements of research and discourse; curate art and subject the curatorial gesture to critique; and propose modes of catalyzing the public sphere of art and in the process harness the energies of its agents. The project at the UP Vargas Museum will run until 27 January 2018. Public programs for the project will happen next year. The Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) will open its initial project at the Vargas Museum on 8 December 2017 at 4pm. For more information, visit or the Facebook event page of the project: Place of Region in the Contemporary DEVOUR will close today at 5pm at the 3F Galleries.  We thank all who visited the show. Place of Region in the Contemporary will open next Friday, 8 December 2017 at 4pm. Please take note of our schedule until 08 December 2017:

30 November (Thursday)
Non-working Holiday (Bonifacio Day)

01 December (Friday)
Last day of DEVOUR show at the 3F Galleries

02-07 December (Saturday-Thursday)
Galleries are closed for ingress of new show. Offices are open as usual. 
08 December (Friday) at 4pm
Opening reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary FINAL WEEK: Katti Sta Ana's Devour is on view until 1 December 2017, Friday. We are closed on Thursday for public holiday.

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