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Press launch of the Museum of Philippine Biodiversity and “Ugnayan”

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) and through the initiative of Senator Loren B. Legarda, marked this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity with the launching of two projects, the Museum of Philippine Biodiversity and Junyee’s installation art “Ugnayan”, at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Diliman, Quezon City on May 22.
Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO
According to project team leader Dr. Perry S. Ong of the UP College of Science, the museum to be built inside the BMB-NAPWC’s Salakot …

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UP Baguio inaugurates Museo Kordilyera

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (2nd from right) talking with National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera (rightmost) at the opening of the museum. With Pascual is UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos (to Pascual’s right). Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
UP Baguio (UPB) formally opened its three-story ethnographic museum, Museo Kordilyera, on January 31, seven months after its soft opening in 2016. Its main areas of focus are the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and other objects unique to the Cordillera region, its peoples, and its cultures and traditions.
Conforming to the campus terrain, only the first story of the …

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Ukkil at Sutla features Islamic Mindanao art

UP President Alfredo Pascual and National Artist for the Visual Arts Abdulmari Asia Imao discuss one of the latter’s works on display in “Ukkil at Sutla.”
Decorative art and textiles of Islamic Mindanao were on display on the third floor of the Jorge B. Vargas Museum, UP Diliman as part of “Ukkil at Sutla,” the exhibit that opened on August 5.
Organized by the Magbassa Kita Foundation and the Museum, “Ukkil at Sutla” celebrated the end of Ramadan and was part of the 2014 Eid’l Fitr Festival.
It featured pieces on loan from National Artist for the Visual Arts Abdulmari Asia Imao, the …

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UP Vargas Museum to host “Drawn to Scale”

The UP Vargas Museum opens its second exhibition “Drawn to Scale” for the Art History Series on March 13, Thursday, 6:00PM at the 3F galleries of the museum.
The exhibition presents the works of Pablo Amorsolo and Pedro Coniconde from the museum’s art collection together with the graphic art of Manix Abrera, Ernest Concepcion, Louie Cordero, Dex Fernandez, Lyra Garcellano, Mark Salvatus and Apol Sta. Maria.
Drawing is one of the rudiments in making forms and images. Interspersed lines and bold shadings articulate nuances and express the covert. The hatches and curves work both as revelation and concealment; they show the affirmative …

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UP Vargas Museum to showcase Eisa Jocson’s Philippine Macho Academy

The Vargas Museum presents the exhibition of the work of Eisa Jocson. She is an artist in the field of performance. Her research on the practice of macho dancing, or dancing by male performers in a gay bar, had culminated in a performance piece titled “Macho Dancer.” It premiered in Brussels in 2013 and is currently touring in performing arts festivals and spaces in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Jocson elaborates on this project in the exhibition “Philippine Macho Academy,” a fictive structure or institution that serves as a classroom where the principles of macho dancing in the Philippines are …

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