Arts & Culture
Cultural heritage is an expression of the soul of a people. Manifested through the likes of arts, including craft, fine art, music, performance, folklore and dance, it is a reflection of who we are and what we believe in. The Lopez Group supports arts and culture with a vision of strengthening national pride and consciousness toward nation building.
Fostering Arts & Culture, The Lopez Way.
The Given Order
The Given Order brings together Jason Dy, S.J. and Anton del Castillo in a visual exploration of the different tangents of faith and tradition in our past and in our lives today.
Religion has been, and continuous to be, an all-encompassing influence in the lives of Filipinos. In Philippine history, its affect stretched beyond matters of faith and belief and permeated into secular and practical matters of the community and the individual. Religion as agent of social order and transformation is looked into by Fr. Dy, who uses art in conjunction with the spiritual life of communities he is connected with. While del Castillo’s works engage with the anxieties and violence in the perception and experience of the individual and collective faith.
The exhibition will also foreground pieces from the LML’s permanent collection including sketches and paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Ang Kiukok, Angelito Antonio, Jose Joya and Galo Ocampo. The Given Order is curated by Ricky Francisco.
Lopez Museum and Library is the oldest privately owned and publicly accessible museum and library in the Philippines. Inaugurated in 1960, the institution carries a collection spanning 600 years of Arts and letters from 19th century works by Filipino master artists Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo, to a large collection of Rizaliana materials and 30,000 titles in its expanding library catalogue. The Lopez Museum and Library strives to follow through the vision of its founder, Eugenio Lopez, Sr., of furthering historical continuity and prevailing relevance to an ever widening audience of Philippine culture and history.