Terraforming and Paper on Wood Art

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.

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

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.

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

More about this exhibit here.

On the 3rd level are two exhibits: “The Triangle Man and the Flightless Diwata” by Kate Osias and artwork by Dex Fernandez.

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

“My Big Sister Can See Dragons” by Rocky Sanchez Tirona and artwork by Liza Flores.

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

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.

Jorge B. Vargas Museum

The kids asked that we rest for a bit before going home.

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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.

UST

A lot of beautiful photos have been posted about UST or The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines.

Am posting two anyway since I have two recent ones when we brought the daughter there for a Sunday course schedule and when we went to hear mass at the same time. On Sunday, Pope Francis will be there to meet the Filipino Catholic Youth and my daughter is one of the thousands of volunteers from the university’s roster of students.

UST

Main Building

UST

Church bells in front of the church

Commune Cafe

We went to Commune Cafe last week for a press conference with media people so I wasn’t able to take good photos of my lovely coffee, the food I ate and other parts of the cafe.

Commune Cafe

I love its homey decors and the food they served. Coffee was good too and if it’s not too far and too traffic to go there, I would definitely be back. I hope they’ll have a new branch in QC.

First posted here.

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