The kids and I (minus the eldest who still has school) went to visit the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center yesterday at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
From the UP Shopping Center, we walked to the Vargas Museum, passing through the “woods” leading to the parking lot in front of the CAS.
On exhibit at the first level are terraforming artworks by Mark Valenzuela and Pablo Capati III. This exhibit will be up till April 30, 2015.
On the 3rd level are two exhibits: “The Triangle Man and the Flightless Diwata” by Kate Osias and artwork by Dex Fernandez.
“My Big Sister Can See Dragons” by Rocky Sanchez Tirona and artwork by Liza Flores.
There will be displayed till April 29, 2015.
Two books, each born from two different CANVAS competitions, and brought to life by the collaboration of two pairs of young Filipino writers and artists. Read more here.
The second floor is one where guests will be in awe. Paintings by the masters are on display, Felix R. Hidalgo, Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo among others. It feels like even talking in whispers is like a violation of the place where history comes alive via the strokes in the paintings.
Photos are not allowed. AND please, do not touch the paintings.
The kids asked that we rest for a bit before going home.
Jorge B. Vargas Museum is located at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Entrance fee is Php30. As with all museums, this is closed every Monday.