Sunday, October 4, 2009

Double Take at The Lopez Museum

The Lopez Memorial Museum presents Double Take, an ongoing exhibition of its permanent collection of paintings  by 19th century painters Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and Juna Luna. The paintings are showcased in the context of the Spanish colonial period.

Paintings and studies of the two great artists are on display side by side with Hidalgo's La Barca de Aqueronte (oil on canvas 1887), Mi Amiga (1884), and Three Priests Pulling A Rope (1903). Juan Luna's works on display includes Puesta Del Sol (1893), El Borracho (1893), and Una Franchuta (1892).

Curatorial consultant Eileen Lagaspi-Ramirez describes it as:

"Impassioned battles are waged upon any number of crafted platforms - notions of blodd, glory, territory and ultimately, nation."

In addition to this, old and rare world and Philippine maps are also on display dating as far back as 1578. This is Gerard Mercator's "Asia ex magna orbis terre" having the dimensions 46.6x37.5cm.

An inventory of maps can also be seen from the collection of American Geographical Society, the Libabray of Congress, and University of of Michigan, among others.

Museum visitors will discover the
congruences and disparate postures made present between referenced texts and images that Lopez Museum has come to be known for.
Double Take will be on exhibit unitl the 10th of October. They are open everyday from 8am to 5pm except Sundays and Holidays.

Admission includes a gudied tour of the museum and use of the libarary. Admisiion cost is only P60 for elementary students with IDs, P80 for High School students, and P100 for adults.

Visit the Lopez Memorial Museum , it is located at the Ground Floor of Benpress Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (near the back of SM Megamall).

From the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), get off at the Shaw Boulevard statin, go to Edsa Central Mall and ride a jeepney marked "Ugong Pasig." Ask the driver to drop you off at Benpres Building and you're good.

You can reach them at tel. nos. 635-9545, telefax 631-2417/631-2425, and email or

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Hurry, Double Take  is on exhibit in Lopez Museum until October 10, 2009.

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