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Jose Rizal’s Homage to Luna and Hidalgo

“Luna and Hidalgo bring glory to Spain as well as to the Philippines; they were born in the Philippines, but they could have been born in Spain, because creative genius does not manifest itself solely within the borders of a specific country: it sprouts everywhere; it is like light and air; it belongs to everyone: it is cosmopolitan like space, life and God.” – Jose Rizal

Image: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Juan Luna, Felix Pardo de Tavera and Jose Rizal (Lopez Museum & Library Collection)

For full text of Rizal’s toast:

Saturday Event: Understanding Philippine Visual Art Through the collections of Ateneo Art Gallery and Lopez Museum with Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and Professor Ambeth R. Ocampo, 14 September, 9 am to 12 noon .

Call Tina Modrigo at 6312417 or email to register.

UPDATE: Full capacity. Registration is now closed. Thank you!


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