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The Sum of its Parts: Musings on Art Conservation. Works from the Lopez Museum Collection with Romulo and Jonathan Olazo. Exhibit opens this May 16

Lopez Memorial Museum showcases its heritage of and unique expertise in conservation, collection and acquisition in the exhibit, “The Sum of its Parts” which opens this May 16, 2008.
The essential role of Museums preserving and promoting cultural heritage involves conservation. As these are done mostly behind the scenes, few museum audiences understand the work involved.
The exhibit features particular pieces from the collection which have undergone or are slated to undergo conservation. These are works by Hidalgo, Luna, Pacita Abad, Nena Saguil, Juvenal Sanso, and Claudio Bravo. Also included is contemporary artist Jonathan Olazo’s installation work taking off from the work of his father, Romulo Olazo, who is known for his “Diaphanous Series” which he began to develop in the late 1960s through the graphic art medium of printmaking.
Through the exhibit, the viewer will be made aware of how various agents in the art world – from the artist, the institutions- as well as the audience themselves participate in transforming the work from pigment to venerated object.
The exhibit will run until September 2008 at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except Sundays and holidays. Entrance fee is P60 for elementary students, P80 for high school and college students, and P100 for adults. For more information call 631-2417 or email pezseum@skyinet.net.