Lopez Memorial Museum and Library

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As a homeschooling family, one of the things that we have to squeeze in our schedule are “field trips.” This does not just delight the student but Teacher Mama (a.k.a. moi) as well. When I saw the Lopez Museum and Library Facebook page, I knew we just have to add it in our line up of trips.

While some might think that my son being a mere four year old will hardly appreciate things that can be seen in museums, I happen to think the opposite. It really is never too early to expose a child into different forms of art. This will not just allow for him to discover his inclination in the Arts sector but he will also be encouraged to get better at the things that he already is doing. We actually have a piece of his art piece hanging on our wall.

Lopez Museum celebrates 50th anniversary on February 18 and we hope to take advantage of this opportunity to visit while it is open to the public. The museum’s premises is in Ortigas, Pasig. The exhibition will feature key words from the collection and works by Gaston Damag, Antipas Delotavo, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya and Keith Sicat.

In line with the 50th anniversary is the Unfolding book launch and opening of Threads exhibit. Threads features contemporary artists Jean Marie Syjuco, Ann Wizer, Myra Beltran, Jef Carnay, Ann Pamintuan, Leo Abaya and Kiri Dalena. Each artist has been invited to either craft a work taking off from their personal conception of the museum. What caught my eye is this artwork of Jean Marie Syjuco. Here’s a video clip of her explaining how she conceptualized her painting and its part on the upcoming launch.

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