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Saturday, August 18, 2007

MUSEUM FOUNDATION OF THE PHILIPPINES Mid-year Curiosities : Lectures, Cuisine, Tour



MFP Mid-year Curiosities : Lectures, Cuisine, Tour



Aug. 18, Sat – An Intimate Portrait Of Juan Luna by Ambeth Ocampo. This National Hero celebrates his 150th birth anniversary this October. NCCA Chairman, author, and expert, Prof. Ambeth Ocampo, promises an interesting take on this National Hero. The talk will deal with Luna as an artist in the context of the emergence of the Filipino nation as well as his human side.


Spolarium, a Juan Luna painting measuring 4.22 by 7.67 meters. It won the First Medal Award in the Madrid, Spain Exposition of 1884. The painting shows the Spoliarium of the Roman Coliseum where the dead gladiators were taken from the arena above. The Spolarium belongs to the National Museum Collection.

10 am – 12 nn, Ablaza Hall, National Art Gallery (P300 Museum Foundation members, P400 non-members)


Aug. 18, Sat – Stories About Philippine Art: Obra Maestra Mamera by Dr. Roland Tolentino and Prof. Reuben. Dr Tolentino will discuss how art is made original or one-of-a-kind, how it transposes from the aesthetic to the commercial, anthropological, folk, kitsch and touristic. Prof Cañete, for his part, will delineate the development of an aesthetics of "mass sacralization" done by museums to address the shift of marketing focus from elite to mass audience

2pm – 4pm, Auditorium of the UP College of Mass Communication. (P50 for students, P100 for MF members, P150 for non-members.)


Aug. 23, Thu – Power, Palace And A Shot Of Beer: A tour of Malacañang Palace and San Miguel mansions with Ivan Man Dy. This deluxe walk includes a private tour inside the Malacañang Palace Museum as well as an excellent merienda at the Legarda Mansion. Meeting point: San Sebastian Church steps. 9am – 2pm. (P1000 for members and P1200 for non-members.)


Sept. 1, Sat – Culinary Tour: Pampanga
Travelers who pass by Pampanga encounter all sorts of rice cakes, sweets, snacks and delicatessen. To name a few, the turones de casoy and sans rival of Sta Rita; the tamales and puto seco of Bacolor; pastillas de leche of Magalang. Don't miss this cultural and culinary roadtrip to Pampanga, the culinary center of the Philippines!

Meeting point: Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati. 6am – 6pm. (P1900 for members, P2200 for non-members.)


Sept. 8, Sat - Stories About Philippine Art: Topic and speaker to be confirmed.Sept. 29, Sat - Cultural Study Tour: The Lake Towns Of Laguna with Ino Manalo. Itinerary and pricing to be confirmed.


* Schedule and prices are subject to change. In case of bad weather, we may be forced to postpone our events.




For inquiries or reservations, call Museum Foundation of the Philippines at telefax 404.2685 or mobile 0928.503.9392 and look for Elvie Magpayo or Tricia Limon or call 722-9073 and look for Flor.E-mail: office@museumfoundationph.org
Website: www.museumfoundation.ph.org



Membership renewals are ongoing. Current members are entitled to enter the National Museum for free upon presentation of their membership cards.



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