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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BEYOND MYSELF: Filipino Migrants’ Investments in Philippine Futures

Beyond Myself explores Filipino migrants’ aspirations for and investments in their own and others’ futures in the Philippines. Specifically it draws on and curates art works and visual images produced mainly through a series of participatory workshops with Filipino migrants living and working in London and Hong Kong. The arts based workshops enabled participants, mainly Filipino care and domestic workers, to reflect on the different meanings of development and their contributions. Continue reading

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Living Architecture Exhibition at Vargas Museum

Living Architecture Exhibition is intended to raise awareness on the relationship between architecture and the natural, social and cultural life which it is part of. By showcasing various projects from four phases within the search for “Living Architecture” and engaging the audiences with two outdoor installations by Filipino artists Junyee and Indy Paredes at the Vargas Museum, Living Architecture Exhibition aims to adhere to a more sustainable and life-oriented approach to architecture. Continue reading

Season’s Greetings from the Vargas

We wish everyone good tidings this season. We thank all who supported our programs. Museum operations resume on 3 January 2018.

“Place of Region in the Contemporary” Initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN)

“Place of Region in the Contemporary” is the initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). The project will open on 8 December 2017 at Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines. Continue reading

DEVOUR | Katti Sta. Ana

UP Vargas Museum opens Katti Sta. Ana’s exhibition titled Devour on 3 November, Friday at the 3F Galleries of the museum. Reception of the show will happen on 9 November, Thursday at 6pm. For the latest information regarding the show, please check the exhibition’s Facebook event page. Continue reading

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Object at the Beyond Myself exhibition:

Nathalie Dagmang and Curating Development
Postcards to OFWs in Hong Kong and London
2017-ongoing

Visitors are encouraged to write responses on postcards. The postcards are digital copies of the 2017 workshop outputs by migrant workers in 2017. The 2018 Summer Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena resume on 10 April. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults.

Schedule: Every Tuesday 
9-11:30am (Beginner)
2:30-5pm (Advanced)

Each level is a total of eight sessions.

For details, please contact Mr. Sena at 376-2196 or 0918-951-9989 or the Vargas (Glenn/Linda) at 928-1927 during office hours. #drawing #painting #stilllife #portraiture #landscape #figures #Repost of visual artist @renz.baluyot's take of Junyee's Bridge at the front lawn and Indy Paredes's Tiyad on a column of the Vargas building. The two projects are part of Living Architecture show. @artkitekturafestival Here are photos from colleagues from Scalabrini Migration Center PH of the exhibition opening of Beyond Myself last 15 February. We thank the families and friends of migrant workers, academics, the U.P. Office of the Chancellor, and all guests for coming to the launch. This is a Curating Development project initiated by a team at #Goldsmiths, and is a partnership among several artists, organizations and collectives in the #Philippines, #London, and #HongKong. On 22 February 1987, the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center was formally inaugurated. Today, the Vargas celebrates 31 years of museum work. @artkitekturafestival Artkitektura presents Exhibit Encounters at the UP Vargas Museum

28 February (Wed) 
2:30pm - Guided tour of the Living Architecture Exhibition 
3:00pm - FROM NATURE TO ARCHITECTURE: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with Ar. Choie Funk

Free and open to the public, limited slots. Pre-register via vargasmuseum@gmail.com. 
The story of Gaudi's life speaks of the mystery of all exceptional talent with which every human being could be endowed. Coupling this notion with that particular era during which he was born, Gaudi's whole work was an expression of a period. The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, as with his other works, spans realities of the 19th century straight through the 21st, as we expect its completion in 2026.

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