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LOPEZ MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OPEN ENDS

Lopez Museum and Library presents ‘Open Ends’

 

 Open Ends, the second exhibition offering of the Lopez Museum and Library for 2015, highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches, and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. These masterful renditions are complemented by those of Juan Luna, unfinished correspondences captured in Jose Rizal‘s careful handwriting ¬†and by beautifully bound and printed novenas or prayer booklets. Select sculptural and mixed media installations by guest artists Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Toym Imao, and Riel Hilario complete this provocation. Open Ends begins on August 22 and will end on December 23, 2015. Ling‘s artworks are more of personal things that attached to […]

SPOLIARIUM BY JUAN LUNA IS THE FIRST ARTWORK THAT GREETS VISITORS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM.

History of the National Museum and Spoliarium by Juan Luna

 

 A trip to the National Museum is not expensive. In fact it is free if you choose to just read our snippet history of how the National Museum came to be. National Museum used to be the Old Session Hall of the House of Representatives which first convened on this building located at Padre Burgos Street corner Finance Road on July 26, 1926 led by Speaker Manuel Roxas until 1933 and Speaker Quintin Paredes until 1935. The Legislative Building was almost completely ruined during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The House of Representatives continued to convene here from the […]