Virtual Exhibition Opening and 3D Tour | Passages: Celebrating the Artistic Journeys of Betsy Westendorp

Virtual Exhibition Opening and 3D Tour | Passages: Celebrating the Artistic Journeys of Betsy Westendorp

Friday, 29 January 2021

Type:
Virtual Reception and 3-D Tour Launch

Date:
29 January 2021

Venue:
Zoom Webinar and Facebook live

Time:
4:00 P.M. (GMT+8)

Duration:
60 minutes

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila launches the retrospective exhibition of the celebrated and beloved Spanish artist Betsy Westendorp titled “Passages”. Over 100 artworks spanning more than sixty years of Ms. Westendorp’s illustrious painting career form the retrospective collection curated by Dannie Alvarez, and featured in a catalogue written by art critic Cid Reyes. Her great body of works consists of portraits of the society elite of Madrid and Manila, her landscapes of Philippine terrain, seascapes of Manila Bay, her colorful celebration of Philippine flora, in particular the various species of the native orchid, and, literally in the sunset of her years, the grand symphonic cloudscapes across Philippine skies.
 
Join us in the virtual exhibition opening, which will feature a brief interview with the artist and a 3D virtual tour of the exhibition.
 
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is closed to the public until further notice following the announcement of General Community Quarantine in Manila. Visit us at http://metmuseum.ph, and follow us through our social media accounts for updates on our online programming.

 

Patrons

The exhibition is presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila with the support of Pioneer Insurance and Surety Corporation, and the De La Salle University Publishing House.

Patrons: Alay Kay Inang Maria Foundation, Ramon Antonio, Antonio and Maricris Brias, Rosemarie T. Delgado, Jay and Ana De Ocampo (of Wildflour), Raul and Joanna Francisco, Randy and Irene Francisco, Antonio and Linda Lagdameo, Jaime Ponce de Leon, Alfonso and Yolanda Reyno, Beatrice Roxas, Carlos and Isabelita Salinas, Rick and Bonnie Santos/Santos Knight Frank, Teresita Sy-Coson, Steve and Loli Sy/ (Focus Global, Inc.), Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr. (SSI Group, Inc.), Rico and Nena Tantoco (Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate), Wilfred and Kerri Uytengsu, Randy and Pia Young, and Jaime and Bea Zobel de Ayala.

Taking Care of Ourselves: Art and Community

Taking Care of Ourselves: Art and Community

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Type:
Webinar, Panel Discussion

Date:
December 19, 2020

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Speakers:
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Rocky Cajigan, Charlie Co, Kublai Millan, and Isa Lorenzo

Moderated by:
Patrick D. Flores

Time:
4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Duration:
120 Minutes (approximately)

Artists, curators, and art managers navigate a whole ecosystem of relationships with other agents, stakeholders, and sometimes, whole institutions. As we go about balancing often multiple roles and personal ethics, our ways of working may at times lead to unavoidable frictions and other challenges that are part of the dynamic process of partnership. Shared objectives require us to negotiate, compromise and deal with various tensions while at the same time care for our own personal goals and vision. How do we go about managing and building these hopefully symbiotic exchanges, and how does the sector take care of individuals in this challenging period?

This discussion will bring together artists, art managers, and gallerists to discuss the relationships between various stakeholders in the artworld in different places in the Philippines, the current systems of collaborations as well as the challenges it entails.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Register here to tune in on Zoom or click ‘going’ in our event page to be notified once we go live!

‘Taking Care of Ourselves’ is the first installment of ART AND COMMUNITY, a series of dialogues that examine and explore the ecology of relationships within the Philippine artworld and its ties to society.

This webinar is organized by Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts through the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB).

#METmanila #ArtForAll #ArtAndCommunity #ArtPH

A Call to Transform: Manila Museums Summit 2020

A Call to Transform: Manila Museums Summit 2020

Tuesday to Friday, 27 to 30 October 2020

Type:
Regional Museum Summit

Date:
27 to 30 October 2020

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Time:
9:00 AM to 12:00 NN

Duration:
180 minutes (approximately)

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We invite museum professionals to participate in the exchange of ideas on the issues, challenges, and opportunities concerning the museum community. The summit envisions to cultivate a critical understanding on the directions museums are moving towards and the strategies implemented by different institutions in adapting to these precarious times. The event brings together museum and cultural leaders across the globe to lead a series of dialogues which aim to support museums as we re-orient our programs and objectives—not only to re-define but also to re-invigorate our roles within our communities.

The Manila Museums Summit 2020 will be hosted via Zoom with livestreaming on Facebook. Click going in our Facebook event page to be notified once we go live! 

Or join us on Zoom! Register here.

For more information regarding the program and participation mechanics, kindly refer to the registration booklet.

#ACTMMS2020 #MGM2020PH #MuseumsAndGalleriesMonth #METmanila

Partners & Sponsors

A Call to Transform: Manila Museums Summit 2020 is brought to you by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in collaboration with the Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums (AGMAM) and with the support of De La Salle University Publishing House.

Our Built Environments

Our Built Environments: Withstanding Disaster and Responsive Design

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Type:
Webinar and Exhibition Launch

Date:
September 1

Venue:
Zoom and Facebook Live

Speakers:
Professor Kurakata Shunsuke, exhibition curator

Kurokawa Sho, architect

Ar. Jo Miranda, UAP Emergency Architects

Engr. Lorena Hernandez, TAO-Pilipinas

Time:
4:00 PM PH | 5:00 PM JP

Duration:
90 Minutes (approximately)

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Join a dialogue with Japanese and Filipino architects and an engineer as they share their projects in disaster-response and post-calamity contexts, and the environmental conditions which factor in their practice. Together with the curator, they will discuss and reflect on the role of architecture and design in the built environments of Japan and the Philippines.
 
This webinar opens the exhibit, ‘Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan’ presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, in cooperation with Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, and with the support of JT International (Philippines) Inc. An online gallery and a virtual exhibition tour will be launched featuring photographs, text, and videos designed to mirror Japan’s unique archipelagic formation, the exhibition presents a total of 80 buildings, civil-engineering projects, and landscapes from each of Japan’s 47 prefectures, extending from the modern era of the late 19th century to the present.
 
Registration is now closed. The webinar will be broadcasted live on the Metropolitan Museum of Manila Facebook page.
 
This event is FREE and open to everyone so see you then!

Cues From the Times: Art and Crisis

Cues From the Times

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Type:
Webinar

Venue:
Zoom and Facebook Live

Speakers:
Patrick Flores, curator 
Yason Banal, artist
Mark Salvatus, artist

Time:
4:00 PM

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Join art scholar and curator Patrick Flores in a timely conversation with artists on how art has consistently reflected on and responded to crisis over time. Flores draws insights from the works of nine contemporary Filipino artists in the ongoing exhibition, ‘Cue from Life Itself: Filipino Artists Transform the Everyday’, which opened last February at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and was temporarily closed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

This webinar is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and facilitated by Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums (AGMAM) for its Museum Online Talk Series, with the support of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Office of Deputy Speaker and Congresswoman Loren Legarda.

Guided Tour and Lecture on Arte Povera

Guided Tour and Lecture on Arte Povera

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Type:
Lecture Series

Speaker:
Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino

Time:
2:00 PM

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‘Arte Povera’ captures one of the most pivotal points in the history of Italian contemporary art with the way it broke boundaries in traditional art making, its new engagement with audiences, and its experimental approach in making life and everyday objects integral to art. Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a lecture with Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino titled ‘Arte Povera: An Italian Art Movement that Shaped Contemporary Art’

‘Trophy’ by MET-NAC Artist-in-Residence Anthony Chin

‘Trophy’ by MET-NAC Artist-in-Residence Anthony Chin

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Type:
Artist Talk and Reception

Speaker:
Anthony Chin

Time:
4 PM

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Anthony Chin (b. 1969) lives and works between Singapore and Thailand. He previously worked in the field of industrial design, before travelling the region extensively to focus on visual arts. His field work and excursions eventually led him into creating immersive site-specific works that poetically and conceptually respond to the architectural presence and history of sites. His production process is a result of both extensive historical research, and the utilization of common materials to invoke particular places with attention to their geopolitical implications. 

The MET will launch the culminating exhibit of his two-month artist residency in Manila organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and National Arts Council Singapore. We are inviting everyone to view his work and join us for an artist talk at 4:00 PM.