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Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) | 3F South Wing Gallery

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) re-opens at 3F South Wing Gallery

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon)
14 September 2019
3F South Wing Gallery
UP Vargas Museum

Originally an exhibition located at the Library of the UP Vargas Museum, Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) re-opens this year at the 3F South Wing Gallery.

Jorge B. Vargas was an astute collector of all things Filipiniana, motivated by an interest in keeping the history and cultural heritage of an emerging nation after the Pacific War alive for his generation and the generations to come. In 1978 he donated his collection of art, books, archives, coins, stamps, and memorabilia to his alma mater, University of the Philippines, and it was known at that time as “the biggest single donation of its kind in the Philippines.”

In this exhibition, the concepts of Kawilihan (Fascination), Kasaysayan (History), and Kasanayan (Discipline) inform the assembly of objects as well as annotate Vargas’s disposition, profession, and participation in the wider Philippine social life.

The permanent collection can be viewed at the 3F South Wing Gallery beginning September 14, 2019. For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an email to vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph. You may also check our website at https://vargasmuseum.wordpress.com, Facebook via https://fb.me/vargasmuseum.upd and Twitter via @UPVargasMuseum for updates.

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.


One thought on “Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) | 3F South Wing Gallery

  1. Good day! Today is my last day in Manila before I fly back to Davao. I came here for a seminar at UP Diliman that ends today but also wanted to check out the Vargas Family Tree at the museum. Two birds in one stone. I thought I’d be able to do that today but apparently, the museum is closed.

    It would have been nice to see the “Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon” as well. Jorge’s classic black/white Oxford shoes at the cover caught my attention maybe because I need to get a pair for a Gatsby party happening soon.

    I may go home with one bird but wish it were two.

    Posted by Philip Pimentel | September 22, 2019, 5:05 am

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