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.
Jorge B. Vargas Museum has written 319 posts for Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

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

Pagburo at Pag-alsa: Natural Depictions and Illustrated Prophecies (Gelacio, 1910) | Jo Tanierla

Pagburo at Pag-alsa: Natural Depictions and Illustrated Prophecies (Gelacio, 1910) Jo Tanierla 9 October – 12 December 2020 3F and 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum The UP Vargas Museum, in partnership with Tin-aw Gallery, presents Pagburo at Pag-alsa: Natural Depictions and Illustrated Prophecies (Gelacio, 1910) an exhibition by Jo Tanierla, curated by Carlo Paulo Pacolor. … Continue reading

Seeking Balance: A Tumba-Tumba Proof-of-Concept Museum Show | CANVAS

Seeking Balance CANVAS (The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development) 3 September – 3 October 2020 1F and 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), presents Seeking Balance: A Tumba-Tumba Proof-of-Concept Museum Show, the organization’s 15th anniversary exhibition, on … Continue reading

Open Call: proposals for a free online Curatorial Development Workshop

Curatorial Development Workshop: Open Call and Launch The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN), and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum announce an Open Call for proposals for a free online Curatorial Development Workshop to be held on October 21, 23 and 24, 2020 via a digital platform. The Workshop, the … Continue reading

Kwarantin | Junyee

Kwarantin Junyee virtual opening: 16 July, Thursday | 6 PM, Vargas Museum front lawn Click here to go to the Facebook event page of the exhibition for the latest updates. The UP Vargas Museum virtually presents Kwarantin, a new installation work by 2020 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining honoree (Visual Arts) and pioneering Filipino artist Junyee. The … Continue reading

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