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Hello Pexers. For those who are interested in museum events and activities, let this thread be a guide.

For this weekend, October 27, The Met in Manila has a Halloween activity for kids. This is from their email:

Join us in an afternoon of fun, games, stories, magic and treats . A wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and learn while bonding in a fun and theme-inspired activity. Participants are requested to come as a character from a work of art – a painting, drawing, or sculpture. There will be loot bags and some special prizes like the best costume and best character.

The joining fee is P500.00 per child and includes mask-making materials and refreshments. 10% discount will be given to groups of 5 kids or more.

To join, call 708-7829 or email [email protected].
Museum hours are from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 6:00pm.
Closed on Sundays, Holidays and every first Monday of the month
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Let's post updates from time to time. :)



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    Sabado sa Museo at si Botong Francisco

    Organized by Museum Foundation of the Philippines

    in celebration of the centenary of

    National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos "Botong" Francisco

    November 10, 2012 / Saturday / 2:00-4:30 pm
    Cocktails will follow the talks

    Museum Foundation Hall, 2nd Floor National Art Gallery, P. Burgos
    Street, Manila

    Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art
    Studies at the University of the Philippines, Curator of the Vargas
    Museum in Manila, and Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery,
    Singapore. His talk is entitled "The Past is Modern in the Art of Carlos
    Francisco" which will focus on the logic and image of history in the
    murals of Carlos Francisco. In the evolution of Philippine art,
    Francisco has been unique in presenting different manifestations of
    history as a visual narrative. This is the story of a nation that
    Francisco casts in compelling form. He renders this on many levels,
    among them, culture, commerce, and medicine. This retelling of the past
    necessitates that his paintings be understood as a modern moment,
    conceived by an artist animated by self-consciousness, interpreting the
    past in relation to a search for identity in the present and reclaiming
    a valiant history for the country's future.

    Carlos (Totong) G. Francisco studied fine arts and is the grandson of
    renowned muralist, Carlos (Botong) V. Francisco. During his childhood,
    Totong observed painters tackling local subjects in the manner of his
    grandfather and began his search for a personal style. He joined local
    artists' groups, participated in numerous exhibitions, and facilitated
    art workshops for children. Totong's current approach to painting
    relates to Automatism and Abstract Expressionism. He continues in the
    direction of non-objectivity with his latest paintings that head towards
    a collective combination of unexpected elements. He will use photographs
    from three family albums and share memories about his grandfather.

    Admission Fee: Php 150 for MFPI Members, Seniors and Students; Php 200
    for the General Public

    Kindly fill out the reply form below and fax to 404 2685 / 523 9692 or
    email to [email protected]
    JJQhFKvA> . You may also text/call 697 9509, 0949 3338211 (Elvie) or
    0927 8484680 (Mae) to reserve slots.

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