Former President Elpidio Quirino was the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a devastated country by war, would be turning 125 years old this coming November 16, 2015. President Quirino‘s legacy will be commemorated through visual and digital exhibit at the Ayala Museum from November 7 to 28, 2015.
Largely drawn from the Filipinas Heritage Library and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation‘s rich collection of papers and memorabilia, Defining Quirino highlights stories of one statesman’s journey from teacher to president, his vision and achievements, and his deep sense of humanity encapsulated in Tolerance, Goodwill, and Love.
“The exhibit highlights words relevant to President Quirino’s life. Defining Quirino combines static and interactive displays that highlight his core values and how he lived these out during his presidency and beyond. By showing significant moments of his journey from teacher to president, we hope to tell how President Quirino embodied a true spirit of patriotism, and to inspire visitors to be compassionate Filipinos themselves,” said Atty. Allele Angela ‘Lila’ Quirino, President of the Quirino Foundation.
The exhibit will also feature a tribute wall of 125 portraits of the President, contributed by 125 artists, friends, and family in honor of Quirino, a self-made man from humble beginnings.
A series of events will also be held on all Saturdays of November: A lecture by Usec. Manuel Quezon III during the exhibit opening on November 7; a talk by former White Russian refugee Natalie Sabelnik, and a concert featuring Russian Folk Singer and former refugee Nikolai Massenkoff with the Manila Symphony Orchestra on November 14; a lecture by renowned historian Ambeth Ocampo on November 21; and the book launch of Elpidio and Alicia: The Love Letters on November 28.
Defining Quirino is presented by the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, Inc. with Filipinas Heritage Library and Ayala Museum; in partnership with Samsung Philippines; and in collaboration with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, The National Commission of Culture and the Arts, and The Public School Manila.
The exhibition at the 2nd floor of Ayala Museum is free and open to the public. Group tours are also available upon request.
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