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Free entrance to Lopez Museum on May 18!

Free entrance to Lopez Museum on May 18!

LOPEZ Memorial Museum offers free admission to all guests on May 18, Tuesday, in observation of International Museum Day. Grab this opportunity to view the museum’s exhibit, After the Fact.

Ongoing until September 18, the exhibit poses the questions “What and how did we do? Then what?” It attempts to answer the latter question through engagement with Philippine social realism and multimedia interventions as seen in the works of Paris-based installation artist Gaston Damag, New York-based Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, social realist Antipas Delotavo (left photo), and filmmaker Keith Sicat (below photo).

International Museum Day was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) 33 years ago to boost public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. During last year’s International Museum Day, almost 20,000 museums in more than 90 countries around the world took part in the celebration by hosting various events.

filmmaker Keith Sicat

Pinhole photography with Marc San Valentin

Pinhole photography with Marc San Valentin scheduled on two consecutive Saturdays, May 22 and 29, 2010, from 1 to 5 pm. San Valentin will conduct the workshop and discuss the history of the camera and lensless photography. In addition, the participants will also design and produce their own pinhole cameras as part of the creative process. Workshop fee is only P3,000.

San Valentin is currently a photography instructor at the U.P. College of Fine Arts. He has been actively researching and practicing different photographic methods focusing on extending the photographic process to include alternative or more traditional printing methods. His past works ranged from alternative processes like cyanotypes and salt prints to pinhole photography, which he recently incorporated as a method of classroom instruction in one of the photography classes being offered by the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

The Lopez Memorial Museum and Library is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8 am-5 pm, except holidays. For more info, call Fanny at 631-2417 or email or visit