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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Pulumbarit

UP Vargas Museum releases shareable art, photography module

Do you know that the word "photography" comes from the Greek words "phos" (light) and "graphe" (drawing)? Literally then, photography means "drawing with light."

If you did not know these, it would be a good idea to download UP Vargas Museum's "Art and Photography Module."

Download the module here.

The module promotes the photographic forms previously exhibited at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

The museum remains closed but maintains an active presence on social media, posting works from past exhibits, holding virtual tours, and sharing modules that are free to download and reproduce.

In September this year, the museum released an Art and Anthropology Module featuring paintings, photographs, sketches, and other artworks exhibited in the museum.

As for the museum's Art/Photography Module, it includes photographs from these exhibits: Nostalgia (2009), Persistent Visions (2010), Time and Place of Incident (2011), Unpredictable, unscripted (2015), and iconolatria (2016).

The module traces the history of photography and cameras, describes the exhibits featured at the museum, and suggests photography-related activities.

Photo by Alex Andrews from Pexels

Vargas Museum

The Vargas Museum, inaugurated in 1987, contains the artworks donated by UP alumnus Jorge B. Vargas, the Philippines' first Executive Secretary during the Commonwealth period.

The artworks included in the collection include the works of renowned artists such as Juan Luna, Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo, Vicente Manansala, and Fernando Amorsolo.

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