Celebrate this year's holiday season at the Yuchengco Museum! Take a break from the festive rush and treat yourself to a visit. And if you're stuck for gift ideas, you're sure to find plenty of inspiration at our Books & Gifts Corner.

In this issue:

BEYOND THE CURRENTS - LAST CHANCE
MUKHANG TSINOY - FINAL WEEKS
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE MUSEUM
CHINESE PAINTING CLASSES IN 2009
HOLIDAY HOURS

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BEYOND THE CURRENTS - LAST CHANCE

Princess Tarhata Kiram

Alcove and Dragon Galleries
Ongoing until December 23


Don't miss seeing Beyond the Currents: The Culture and Power of Sulu before it closes on December 23, Wednesday. Catch the exhibit before the Christmas long weekend! Through archival photographs, maps, weapons, jewelry, and traditional art, the exhibit presents Sulu as an international gateway to trade between Europe and China.

A fully illustrated book accompanies the exhibit, priced P450. Abstracts, presentations, and papers of the lecture series are also available to download on our website.

MUKHANG TSINOY - FINAL WEEKS

Imelda Ongsiako-Cojuangco

Cone Room and Bridgeway Foyer
Ongoing until January 17


It's not too late to see Mukhang Tsinoy: Portraits by Fernando Amorsolo, which closes on January 17. The exhibit of Sino-Filipino portraits by the country's first National Artist illustrates the changing identity of its subjects from peasant immigrants to influential personalities. A special wing of Tsinoy portraits from earlier times examines another reason Chinese Filipinos commissioned paintings—as part of a religious ritual in a culture that worshipped its ancestors.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE MUSEUM
Whether you're splurging or scrimping, our Books & Gifts Corner is your one-stop shop for holiday giving. Unique gifts abound, including notecards, CDs, gifts, and coffee-table books featuring your favorite figures in Philippine art and culture. Stop by our store at the museum lobby to pick out a perfect gift for that loved one on your list!

The museum Books & Gifts Corner is open during museum hours. For more details, call 889-1234 or e-mail [email protected].
CHINESE PAINTING CLASSES IN 2009
Make 2009 the year to learn something new. Explore your creativity for the first time—or for the first time in years—through our Chinese painting workshops.

We are offering traditional Chinese painting classes for adults beginning January 2009. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will be taught how to handle Chinese brushes, ink, and watercolors on highly absorbent rice paper. They will also learn techniques for rendering bamboo, orchids, and chrysanthemums. Pieh Tsai Shiu Yuin (Arsenia Lim), who has been painting for 40 years, will facilitate the workshops.

The class meets on ten Saturday afternoons starting end of January at the museum lobby. Slots for beginners are limited. For details, please contact Elma Abrina, Programs Officer, at 889-1234 or [email protected].

HOLIDAY HOURS
When planning your museum visit this December, keep in mind that we will be closed every day from December 24 (Christmas Eve) to January 1 (New Year's Day) in celebration of the 2008 holiday season.

We will reopen to the public on January 2, following regular museum hours.

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Makati City, Philippines 1200
Tel: (632) 889-1234 | E-mail: [email protected]