Two Halves of a WholeVisit the museum and allow the team to guide you through Two Halves of a Whole and Exposition. The exhibitions close on December 23, 2016.
Two Halves of a Whole is copresented by Fundacion Sansó. It is a part of the yearlong retrospective of artist Juvenal Sansó. The exhibition puts together selections from Sansó’s generous donations and commemorates not just the artist, but also the role of patronage in Philippine arts and culture as exemplified by Sansó and Roberto M. Lopez.
The second exhibition, Exposition, brings together guest artists Cian Dayrit, Liv Vinluan and Lightning Studies: CTCCCs and is copresented by Instituto Cervantes with support from the cultural department of the Embassy of Spain in Manila. The show takes its reference from the series of large-scale exhibitions that were popular during the age of conquests, including the Exposición de las Islas Filipinas in Madrid in 1887.
The exhibition highlights the important segments in the Lopez Museum collection—the maps in the cartography collection, the illustrated publications and scientific journals on projects that cataloged and classified Philippine flora and the Filipiniana rare books written in Spanish and the native tongues. The exhibition looks into ideas, anxieties and questions that punctuate a complex historical episode under the Spanish rule through images and texts.
The Lopez 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, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Avail of unlimited access to exhibitions and library resources by signing up for the Lopez Museum membership program. Members can borrow books from the lending section and get discounts on lectures, workshops and services for only P1,500.