You are welcome to attend the free fifth HOCUS Lecture Series this Saturday, September 2, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Osmeña Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts.
Dr. Jose Victor Torres, Associate Professor from the De La Salle University, will be giving a talk on the ”Cross and Crucible: The Spanish Missionaries (1565-1800)”. Joining him are Architect. Paulo Alcazaren who will discuss “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier and Architect Dominic Galicia, who will focus on the Adapative Reuse of the Department of Tourism (DOT) building”.
The HOCUS exhibition features 32 contemporary paintings that deal with the subject of Patronato Real or Royal Patronage, an arrangement made by the Spanish Monarchy and the Holy See and its ramifications to the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines.
These works are the outcome of the collaboration collaboration between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-restorer Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are contemporary vignettes of the Philippine history presented in allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition, marking her return to the National Museum where she was formerly Director.
This lecture is for free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please For the pre-registration, please contact the NM Fine Arts Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 527-1219.
The HOCUS Exhibition is on view at Gallery XXI until October 29, 2017. The National Museum of Fine Arts is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free of charge. For more information, please see the About section of this Facebook page.
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