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Free Admission at the Museum on Oct 7
As we celebrate the National Museums and Galleries Month this October, the museum and library waves its admission fee onOctober 7. If you’re figuring out your weekend plans, visit the Lopez Museum and Library from 8am to 5pm as we treat you to a day of art and history!
Two exhibitions are currently on show – The Given Order brings together Jason Dy, S.J. and Anton del Castillo, in a visual exploration of the different tangents of faith and tradition in our past and in our lives today. Curated by Ricky Francisco, it also features works from the permanent collection such as those of Felix Resurrección Hildalgo, Juan Arellano, Pablo Amorsolo, Galo B. Ocampo, Ang Kiukok and Angelito Antonio, among others.
The other exhibition titled What do I say to a Giant, features works in conversation with Nick Joaquin’s other persona as Quijano de Manila by Marc Gaba and Teaching Exhibitions. Part of a larger program of the museum, “The Artist Turns a Century”, 2017 is a significant year for several individuals in the field of arts and letters as they celebrate their centenary. One of which is Joaquin, National Artist for Literature.
Curated by Thea Garing, the exhibit highlights his contribution as Quijano de Manila in the field of journalism, in the discussion of history and nationhood, and to the lives and practices of numerous writers and other creatives that he mentored.