In this issue:

ANNTIU.ALCHEMY
FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
ANNTIU.ALCHEMY CATALOGUE
LAST CHANCE TO SEE ZHANGZHOU WARE
FLOW OF THE GENTLE INK
BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE
LENTEN SEASON HOURS
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ANNTIU.ALCHEMY

Dragonfly brooch in gold
Cone Room
Ongoing until May 10


AnnTiu.Alchemy launches Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan's jewelry line. In the hands of the Davao-based designer, flora transform into exquisite jewelry. The exhibit also chronicles Pamintuan's transformative journey as an artist—from gilding twigs and leaves into jewelry to fashioning cast metal furniture from roots.

Pamintuan's handcrafted jewelry is exhibited in Manila for the first time. Brooches, bangles, necklaces, earrings, and rings made of gold, silver, copper, and nickel are displayed using the furniture and home décor for which she is known for.

Jewelry pieces, sculpture, and furniture on exhibit are also on sale. Jewelry prices range from PhP 1,000 to PhP 4,000, depending on the material and design. Proceeds from the sale of the collection will fund the museum's traveling exhibits and education programs.

FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
ANNTIU.ALCHEMY CATALOGUE
With essays by Patrick Flores, Ph.D. and Cid Reyes
Photography by Neal Oshima

12.7 x 12.7 cm, 72 pages, Full color, Ringbound
PhP 500

The accompanying catalogue to AnnTiu.Alchemy features jewelry shown in the exhibit, and also includes images of Pamintuan's prized furniture, sculpture, and home décor. Lavishly illustrated with 39 photographs by esteemed lensman Neal Oshima and peppered with quotes from the artist, this fascinating book is much more than the presentation of a designer's latest creations or the record of a vibrant exhibit. AnnTiu.Alchemy is also an extraordinary fusion of botanicals and metals, of the ornamental and the everyday, of art and design.

Visit our Books & Gifts Corner or call us at 889-1234 for more titles.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE ZHANGZHOU WARE

Zhangzhou ware dishes
from the San Isidro
shipwreck
Dragon Gallery
Ongoing until April 5

Zhangzhou Ware Found in the Philippines: "Swatow" Export Ceramics from Fujian 16th - 17th Century closes on April 5. Visit soon and catch this superb exhibit before it's too late!

The exhibit features more than 100 pieces of ceramics produced in the Zhangzhou district of Fujian province, China, and then exported to the Philippines 300 to 400 years ago. The pieces, mostly recovered from burial sites and shipwreck cargoes, supports the case for a thriving export trade between China and the Spanish Philippines. Also on view are images and artifacts from the San Diego and San Isidro shipwrecks, the latter being shown to the public for the first time.

FLOW OF THE GENTLE INK:
STORYTELLING IN CALLIGRAPHY BY ONG BUN HAN

Ong Bun Han
Bridgeway Gallery and Foyer
Ongoing until May 10


Chinese calligraphy is highly regarded as the most ancient and condensed of art forms. Scholars praise it as having the beauty of image in painting, of dynamism in dance, and of rhythm in music.

In his fifth exhibit, master calligrapher Ong Bun Han introduces the art of the Chinese brush in Flow of the Gentle Ink: Storytelling in Calligraphy by Ong Bun Han. Aside from his renditions of Chinese characters, proverbs, and sayings, on view are excerpts of Returning Home, a poem by Tao Yuan Ming.

Ong was introduced to the art of calligraphy when he was a child. In a countryside private school in his native China, an instructor taught him how to write Chinese. During his thirty years as a businessman and arts & sports advocate in the Philippines, however, Ong was unable to practice his craft. Upon retiring in 1990, he learned the calligraphy of sage Wang Xi Zhi.

BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE

Binondo Church
Bridgeway Gallery
Ongoing until May 10


Showcasing rare photographs, maps, and prints of Manila's Chinese quarter, Binondo: Pride of Placeis a glance at the neighborhood's historic past. Once known as binundok, or the hills along the banks of the Pasig River, Binondo is known as Manila's Chinatown. The "island" between two creeks provides an interesting glimpse of the culture of a small borough within the big city. With its labyrinth of narrow streets, storehouses, and shops, Binondo seems to have barely altered after centuries as the city's melting pot of Filipino and Chinese cultures.

Organized with the Lopez Museum and the University of the Philippines - Manila, the exhibit is the first culminating project under the Young Curators Program, which aims at developing a new breed of museum curators. Postcards for Binondo is a section of the exhibit especially designed and set up by the students themselves, marking the finale of their training from their classes at the university and mentorship under Yuchengco Museum.

LENTEN SEASON HOURS

When planning your visit to the museum, please keep in mind that we are closed on the following holidays:
  • March 20 (Maundy Thursday)
  • March 21 (Good Friday)
Otherwise, we are open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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