Past Exhibitions


West Wing

The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders | Pio Abad

28 August to 30 September 2014 | Exhibition opening: Thursday, 28 August at 6 P.M., GF Lobby and West Wing Galleries

Pio Abad choreographs these things and the tales animating them to initiate a critical conversation on the discourses of singularity, surplus, and semblance. He looks at them as traces of something sordid, a body of evidence that exhibits morbid symptoms of a possible psychopathology of power.


FB COVER TRIO AUG 2014LOOB by RENATO HABULAN and ALFREDO ESQUILLO JR. is at the West Wing and Lobby galleries on July 22 – August 22, 2014. Artists talked about their works on the opening day at 4:30pm. Exhibition is in cooperation with Tin-aw Art Management, Inc.

Facebook event page here: and Loob Study Guide can be found here:

UKKIL AT SUTLA is at the North and South Wing galleries (third floor) of the museum. This exhibit is in consonance with the 2014 celebration of Eid’l Fitr. The exhibition is presented with Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. through the 2014 Eid’l Fitr Festival Committee and Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, and supported by Department of Tourism and UP Alumni Association.

BREAKING FAST is the dialogic exhibition to UKKIL at SUTLA.  Breaking Fast is at the Vargas Library until August 30, 2014. It features rariora, news clippings and other actuality objects from Japanese Occupation and Commonwealth periods.

Click this to view opening photos of UKKIL at SUTLA and BREAKING FAST:

Tandem facebook cover photo June 2014v2

June and July are for these two exhibitions. Click on the links for more information:

FILIPINO MYTHS & LEGENDS: 2014 Looking for Juan exhibition | CANVAS

THE CRUX OF THINGS | Ernest Concepcion


If you are interested in proposing to exhibit at the Vargas Museum, please download the exhibition proposal form. Deadline for submission of application is on October 31 of each year.

Take note of the following requirements:

  1. Letter of intent, addressed to the Curator
  2. Brief description of the project, including a concept and how the space will be used,
  3. Curatorial brief
  4. 10 photographs or slides in plastic sheets, labeled with artist’s name, title and date of work, medium, size and an arrow indicating top or conceptual drawings with brief descriptions
  5. Photograph or slide description sheet
  6. Curriculum Vitae of artist or exhibition proponent and of curator
  7. Logistical requirements
  8. Source of funding
  9. Proposal for collateral activities

For more information please call at 928 1927 or 981 8500 local 4024 or send an e-mail to We can provide upon request a copy of the application form or you can download it here. Please send the set of requirements listed above to Exhibit Proposal, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

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