Museum Foundation of the Philippines mounts Proudly MaArte 2014, August 29-31 #MaARTeFair
Proudly MaArte 2014 promises to be an outstanding intersection of arts and crafts as it brings together carefully selected pieces exquisitely designed and executed by local Filipino artisans from all over the country.
Now on its 5th year, the MaARTe Artisan Fair is an annual fundraising project of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI) and will be staged at the Rockwell Tent on August 29-31, Friday to Sunday, from 10am to 10pm. Craft items produced by entrepreneurs, NGOs, designers and craftsmen have been meticulously selected to provide the discerning MaARTe shopper a wide array of striking items ranging from indigenous baskets and fabrics, charming home decor to elegant fashion accessories and delicate jewelry from more than 50 participants. For limited edition items from designer ateliers and museum shops, MaARTe has a special section dubbed as MaARTe Finds.
This yearly gathering of local artisans at the MaARTe Fair aims to support the creative industries, and has been a unique platform for the Museum Foundation as it continues to support the National Museum and its many activities. Dannie Alvarez, a promoter of Philippine visual arts and advocate of good designs in traditional as well as contemporary crafts, has joined the MaARTe committee as creative director. He envisions this project as a showcase for “museum-quality crafts” that will provide the visitor a unique cultural shopping experience. Over the span of 3 days, The Rockwell Tent will be the perfect playground for those who enjoy draping and surrounding themselves with beautiful, vibrant, and well-made pieces and aim to live life “may Arte”.
This year, Proscenium by Rockwell Land leads the list of its partners, together with Security Bank and Smart Infinity. Corporate foundations have joined MaArte as well in presenting their community based efforts in assisting local artisans.
The Museum Foundation of the Philippines will also include local food items under its banner, MaARTe Eats, which visitors can indulge in at the MaArte Lounge by Gree, and the MaARTe Café.
The MaArte 2014 Committee
Co-Chairpersons: Armita B. Rufino, Maritess M. Pineda,
Mercedes L. Vargas
Dindin B. Araneta, Mel Francisco, Katty Roxas-Chua Qua, Susie Quiros
Creative Director: Dannie Alvarez
Coordinator: Imelda Canuel & PAAF
INTERNS: A call to arms! SIGN UP! Be part of the secret society of museum and library heroes. For more information, please call Tina at 631-2417 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline of application is on 30 August 2014.
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It’s your last chance to view #Complicated Exhibit last day is 2 August, Saturday at #lopezmuseum with works by Mike Adrao, Ea Torrado and Leslie de Chavez, juxtaposed with Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Sanso, J. Elizalde Navarro, Bencab and more!
The exhibit focuses on the complicated relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts. Complicated problematize the notion that identity is both a product of our post-colonial circumstance and the discourse of nationhood. Call Tina at 6312417 to plan ahead.
"Great War Largely Responsible for Disillusionment—Should America Cut Philippines Adrift Would Be Forever Damned in Oriental Eyes”
The Great War at 100: July 28, 1914, one hundred years ago today, the opening shots of World War I were fired. The Free Press Editorial of 28 May 1932 mused about post-World War I disillusionment and the question of Philippine Independence.
"West Now On Trial Before East, Occidental Losing Prestige and Falling Fast in Estimation of Oriental Peoples Great War Largely Responsible for Disillusionmen Should America Cut Philippines Adrift Would Be Forever Damned in Oriental Eyes"
With a most curious logic, the American-owned Free Press argued that granting the Philippines its independence would be a bloody blow to America’s prestige in Asia. When this cartoon was published in May 1932, the threat of Philippine independence was coming over the horizon. The U.S. Democratic Party, traditionally pro-independence, was taking office in Washington, D.C. and Philippine missions were guaranteed a favorable reception. — from the book Philippine Cartoons.
Complicated Exhibit is on view until 2 August 2014. For inquiries call us at 6312417. For research at the Lopez Library call 6312425.
21 Feb – 2 Aug 2014: ‘Complicated’ at the Lopez Museum and Library“It’s Complicated”, a phrase popularized by social media, has become the catch all for all undefined and problematic relationships typical of the post-modern world. Seeing parallels between these and the complex relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts, the Lopez Museum and Library, in partnership with Tin-aw Art Gallery, opens its first exhibit for the year, Complicated on February 21, 2014 featuring commissioned works by guest artists Mike Adrao, Leslie de Chavez, and Ea Torrado, juxtaposed with works by Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Juvenal Sanso, Bencab, Ang Kiukok, Jerry Elizalde Navarro and other artworks from the Lopez Museum collection.
Apolinario Mabini’s Birth Sesquicentennial - Mind Map Infographic via @govph Tumblr Page
malacanan: Today is Mabini’s 150th birth anniversary (for the uninitiated: “anni-birth-ary*”). He’s obviously dead, but still we continue to celebrate his birthday—partly because he was a great man and great men like him deserve to be celebrated, and partly because every year we still receive birthday gifts and fan mail from those who didn’t get the memo. Keep sending us those vintage toasters, fruitcakes, and wheelchairs!
*Actually it’s official name sounds like a made-up word: sesquicentennial.
Learn more about man known the Sublime Paralytic at our special page.
#EidMubarak to our Filipino Muslim brothers and sisters.
Muslims around the world celebrate with prayer and food during the Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The annual holiday, which lasts for three days, marks the anniversary of the Quran being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
The Lopez Museum and Library is closed for today’s holiday.
"Rising from Ruin: The Story of Bohol" lecture and exhibit on July 26, 5 PM
League of Corporate Foundation’s ‘Rising from Ruin: The Story of Bohol’ lecture and exhibit opening on July 26
Explore the state of Bohol’s built heritage after the devastation of last year’s earthquake, and the shift in attention toward provinces devastated by typhoon Haiyan.
LCF is a Philippine network of over 80 operating and grant-making corporate foundations and corporations, including the Lopez Group Foundation. It promotes and enhances the strategic practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among its members and the larger business community toward sustained national development. Members participate in various events organized by its secretariat and LCF’s five program-based committees: Arts and Culture, Education, Enterprise, Environment and Health.
For more information, contact LCF at 892-5753 or email@example.com.
Happy 408th birthday Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Here is Lee Aguinaldo’s “A Woman Bathing No. 2 (From Rembrandt, 1990). Pen and ink with ivory black acrylic on paper. 18.3 x 16 cm. Lopez Museum Collection.
Happy #BastilleDay. The goddess symbol of liberty holding aloft a torch from Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s “Study under Per Pacem et Libertatem.” Who is the original goddess of Liberty if not Marianne, “a national emblem of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty,” always depicted wearing a Phrygian cap.
The thinkers and movers of the Propaganda Movement and the Philippine Revolution, like Dr. Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Andres Bonifacio, and Apolinario Mabini, to name a few, were the intellectual and philosophical heirs of the French Revolution and 18th century Europe’s Age of Enlightenment.
You can view this particular boceto of Hidalgo and the rest of his ouvre at our ongoing exhibit Complicated, on view until 2 August 2014. Please call Tina at 6312417 for more details.
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Art of Coffee on 16 July: Let Juan Luna & Flora de Filipinas inspire you!
Are you a coffee lover? Learn about the origins of coffee and how to prepare and enjoy a perfect cuppa with Gourmet Farms, Inc.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Two sessions: 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
For inquiries and registration call Ms. Tina Modrigo at 6312417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org