Celebrate the rich diversity of Philippine art with 25 compelling works recently added to the Asian Art Museum’s collection. Expressive indigenous carving, jewelry and textiles; Christian devotional statues from the Spanish colonial period; postwar genre and landscape paintings; and contemporary works come together in this intimate exhibition to tell fascinating and complex stories of the Philippines.
This unprecedented exhibition — one of the first in the United States to present Philippine art from the precolonial period to the present — is the result of more than a decade of study and collecting by the museum’s curatorial team. The museum is pleased to share these new acquisitions, many on view for the first time, with our Bay Area community, which has been so enriched by its residents of Filipino ancestry. Our schedule of related public programs, as well as materials in the exhibition, relate stories from the local Filipino community and invite you to share your own thoughts and memories.
Members of the Bay Area Filipino community discuss the importance of collecting Philippine art at the Asian Art Museum.