UP Vargas Museum

Transforming Perspectives: Archaeology and Art of a late 19th Century Philippine Town

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UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with the Archaeological Studies Program, presents Transforming Perspectives: Archaeology and Art of a Late 19th Century Philippine Town at the 3F Galleries on August 25, Tuesday, at 4pm.

Contemporary artists Leo Abaya, Carlito Amalla, Romanlito Austria, Cian Dayrit, Federico Dominguez, Noel El Farol, Rita Gudiño, Lisa Ito-Tapang, Mervy Pueblo, and Jose Manuel Sicat created works based on their understanding of the late 19th century Philippine town in San Juan, Batangas by drawing inspiration from the stone ruins alongside the artefacts, excavation records, drawings, photographs, and dioramas.

Transforming Perspectives: Archaeology and Art of a Late 19th Century Philippine Town is one of the events of the Archaeological Studies Program’s 20th year celebration and is spearheaded by Dr. Grace Barretto-Tesoro (Project Director of the 2009-2012 excavations of two stone houses and the old church complex of San Juan, Batangas). The exhibit aims to engage viewers (archaeologists and non-archaeologists alike) in dialogue using the archaeological findings regarding life in San Juan as presented in the different mixed media art forms, while at the same time promoting Archaeology as a discipline that could engross the audience into making meaningful experiences.

The exhibit runs until September 30.

The Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) at the University of the Philippines Diliman was established on August 24, 1995. Multidisciplinary in nature, ASP is designed to oversee and coordinate instructional, research and extension activities pertaining to the systematic discovery, reclamation, analysis, presentation and preservation of the material remains of past cultures.

For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 928-1927 (direct line), (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also check our website at http://vargasmuseum.upd.edu.ph or like us at http://www.facebook.com/vargasmuseum.upd and follow us @UPVargasMuseum for updates.

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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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