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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Tumba-Tumba: Stories & Spaces

CANVAS tells stories at the UP Vargas Museum. The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) presents “Tumba-Tumba: Stories and Spaces,” another proof-of-concept project for its planned children’s museum of Philippine art, at the UP Vargas Museum. This pocket museum runs from June 11, 2021 until July 30, 2021. In this edition, CANVAS … Continue reading

Proto/Para: Rethinking Curatorial Work

Proto/Para: Rethinking Curatorial Work 19 February – 09 April 2021 1F and 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum The exhibition pursues the goals of the 2020 iteration of the Curatorial Development Workshop supported by the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). Like the workshop, which began in 2010, the exhibition seeks … Continue reading

Displace, Embody

Displace, Embody 17 December 2020 – 13 February 2021 1F and 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum Participating Artists: Bree Jonson, Eisa Jocson, garbanzos, Patipat Chaiwitesh, Samak Kosem, Wantanaee Siripattananuntakul UP Vargas Museum, in partnership with Aura Contemporary Art Foundation, presents Displace, Embody, an exhibition that seeks to reflect on how bodies, species, and spaces transform … Continue reading

Form | Kata Proto-type (Outdoor Extension)

The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum invites the public to view the outdoor extension of the exhibition “Form | Kata Proto-type” by Roberto M.A. Robles, consisting of four marble art works located at the museum’s driveway, west porch, and west wing steps. Continue reading

The Work of Art

The Work of Art pursues the trajectory of the exhibition The Nature of the Collection, exhibited last year at the Vargas, which sifts through the philosophical contexts evoked by the pieces in the collection. The Work of Art gathers art works from various artists that are centered on labor–be it in public or private, domestic or social, personal or historical, thus bringing to light conditions of making and doing. It also attends to the iconography of work and how it translates into the moment of art, from seemingly banal scenes of washing and mothering, to the picturesque rendering of tilling and fishing, and on to the handiwork itself. Continue reading

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