Rizal Without the OvercoatRenowned historian Dr. Ambeth Ocampo pieces together the image of national hero Jose Rizal through the Lopez Museum and Library’s extensive Filipiniana collection with Rizal Without the Overcoat: The Lopez Collection of Rizaliana on July 4, (Saturday) from 2 to 4 pm.
Dr. Ocampo, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his bestselling work, “Rizal Without the Overcoat,” recounts his life-changing first visit to the Lopez Museum when he was a college freshman in 1980. Looking through the breadth of rare books, maps, and paintings by 19th century Filipino artists, he was also intimated with Rizal’s letters and correspondences, photographs, among others. Expect an afternoon filled with his witty narratives, unconventional anecdotes and a distinct perspective on Philippine history.
A noted professor and columnist , Dr. Ocampo was the Chair of the National Historical Institute, Manila Historical Commission and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He has won multiple awards including Gawad Tanglaw’s Best Newspaper Columnist (2015) for his column “Looking Back.” He has won three National Book Awards in the categories: Essay, Bibliography, and Literary History. His other recognitions include the Order of Lakandula, Rank of Bayani in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Merit conferred in 2013, and the Gawad Balagtas Lifetime Achievement Award in Essay from the Writers Union of the Philippines in 2006. At present, he continues to write for his column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and is an associate professor in the Ateneo de Manila.
Registration fee for the lecture is Php 135.00 for adults and Php 115.00 for students and members of the Museum Membership Program. It includes admission and a guided tour of the exhibitions. Gourmet Farms Inc. will also serve freshly brewed coffee during the lecture.
to reserve a seat. The Lopez Museum is located at the ground floor of Benpres Building, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,Pasig.
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