Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trajectories:19th Century Filipino Masters

Before the Freeway fashion show happened, we've got the chance to view the different masterpieces of our Filipino Artists from past 'till now inside the Eugenio Lopez Museum and Library. It was part of the Freeway event in relation to their National Artists Collector's Series, the works of Juan Luna, Filipino Master for Visual Arts.

Freeway held the event in Lopez Museum and Library that showcases a number of key pieces from their collection exhibition, Trajectories. Works of 19th Century Filipino Masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo will take center stage, together with works of conservatives Juan Arellano, Fabian de la Rosa, and Fernando Amorsolo as well as works by modernists Victorio Edades, Nena Saguil, Botong Francisco, H.R. Ocampo, and Fernando Zobel, just to name a few. Pottery from the Calatagan excavation, rare Filipiniana books, Philippine maps dating back to the 16th century, and early colonial Tipos del Pais prints will complete the exhibition.

Trajectories aims to examine the way the museum collection grew in relation to the strengths and tastes of the different people who directed the museum. Emphasis will be given on understanding how Lopez family members, who took the reins of the privately-owned museum and library, grew the collection into one of the most comprehensive Filipiniana collection accessible to the public.

First Map of the Philippines

Noli Me Tangere, Dr.  Jose Rizal

El Filibusterismo, Dr. Jose Rizal

Personal things of Dr. Jose Rizal

Calling Cards of Dr. Jose Rizal

Books and Works from Spanish Regime
Espana y Filipina, Juan Luna


The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am-5pm.