Announcement, Art, Exhibit, Museum, UP Vargas Museum

Vargas x Met Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila

UPDATED_Vargas-Social-Media-Banner.png

UP Vargas Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Manila opened two new exhibitions last 21 April. Curated by Dr. Patrick Flores, Fascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection and In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961 feature the comprehensive collection of the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

UPDATED_Vargas_Social-Media-Poster_FnF-VersionFascination with Filipiniana examines the body of works that Jorge Vargas accumulated through time, a period which coincided with significant years in Philippine history, before and after World War II. The collection of paintings, memorabilia, stamps, books, and coins highlights the intertwining role of Vargas as a civic leader, an art collector, and a Filipiniana connoisseur. With a historical figure passionate in both the arts and politics, the relevance of Vargas’s place in Philippine art history expands beyond the birth of a museum to rebuilding a nation from the ravages of war.

UPDATED_Vargas-Social-Media-PosterWeaving the collections of the Vargas Museum and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas together, In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961 revolves around the relationship between Jorge Vargas and the city of Manila. The exhibit traces remarkable milestones for Jorge Vargas: From 1941, when he was appointed as Mayor of Manila under the Japanese Forces to 1961, when he became Regent of the University of the Philippines, to which his collection was donated. During this period, what is now known as ‘Mabini Art’ prospered in the eponymous street, where the Metropolitan Museum of Manila is now located. The district surrounding Mabini Street burgeoned into a community that sold paintings bearing semblance to the style of Fernando Amorsolo, whose works were patronized by Jorge Vargas. The exhibit explores the history of Philippine art collection in the context of institutions such as the Vargas Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, University of the Philippines, and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Fascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection and In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961 is on view at the ground floor galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until July 21. For inquiries: vargasmuseum@gmail.com or info@metmuseum.ph.

Advertisements

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.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Follow us on Instagram

Place of Region in the Contemporary was a showcase of four projects at the Vargas in December 2017-January 2018. One of the four projects is still on view at the 3F Sensorium: Texts about artist-curator Raymundo Albano are displayed alongside his poetry and curatorial and graphic design. Visitors are encouraged to spend time to read at this area. Place of Region in the Contemporary was the initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). https://www.pcan.org.ph
Vargas Museum joins the whole museum community in celebrating International Museum Day 2018. Four contemporary art projects are currently on view at the museum. Free guided tours of the exhibitions are always available upon availability of museum staff. To book guided tours for large groups, kindly e-mail us at vargasmuseum@gmail.com two (2) days prior to visit. Entrance donation: P30.00 - general public, P20.00 - U.P. students, alumni, and staff. For more information about 2018 International Museum Day, please visit http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day #MuseumDay
Now: Opening reception of Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways at the 3F Galleries and Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema at the 3F Landing. #exhibitions #PhilippineArt #contemporary
PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
Repost @beingjellybeans : #untitleddrawing by #FilipinoArtist Vic Delotavo. Probably a study for a #horrormovie poster. Currently on display as part of the “Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema” exhibit at @upvargasmuseum which runs until Jun 9. For more details, check out my blog post at beingjellybeans.wordpress.com (search: Vic Delotavo). #art #moviememorabilia #museum #artgallery #thelearneratlarge #philippinecinema #pinoymovies#movieposter #artislife #beingjellybeans #vargasmuseum #vargasvisits

UPVargasMuseum on Twitter

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: