Date

Apr 18 2024 - Apr 19 2031

Time

8:00 AM

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) re-opens at 3F South Wing Gallery

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon)
14 September 2019
3F South Wing Gallery
UP Vargas Museum

Originally an exhibition located at the Library of the UP Vargas Museum, Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon) re-opens this year at the 3F South Wing Gallery.

Jorge B. Vargas was an astute collector of all things Filipiniana, motivated by an interest in keeping the history and cultural heritage of an emerging nation after the Pacific War alive for his generation and the generations to come. In 1978 he donated his collection of art, books, archives, coins, stamps, and memorabilia to his alma mater, University of the Philippines, and it was known at that time as “the biggest single donation of its kind in the Philippines.”

In this exhibition, the concepts of Kawilihan (Fascination), Kasaysayan (History), and Kasanayan (Discipline) inform the assembly of objects as well as annotate Vargas’s disposition, profession, and participation in the wider Philippine social life.

The permanent collection can be viewed at the 3F South Wing Gallery beginning September 14, 2019. For more information, please contact Vargas Museum for updates.

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