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New pride of Vigan is the only museum-hotel in the country

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THE NEW high-end address in the Mestizo District

Vigan, the only World Heritage City in the country (as declared by Unesco in 1999), has a new high-end address right in its heritage district: Hotel Luna at Gen. Antonio Luna St. cor Ventura de los Reyes St. It had a grand opening on Feb. 8.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

USC Fisher Museum hosts 1st contemporary Filipino art exhibit on West Coast

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Art enthusiasts at opening of contemporary Filipino art exhibit at USC Fisher Museum.

Hundreds of students and art enthusiasts flocked to the University of Southern California (USC) Fisher Museum of Art for the opening of “The Triumph of Philippine Art,” the first exhibit ever dedicated to contemporary Filipino art on the West Coast.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fans hope John Coltrane home can become NY museum

John Coltrane. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

French teaching us ‘how great we are’

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FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE   A billboard (4) prominently displayed outside the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris showcases iconic pieces carried in the exhibition “Philippines: Archipelago of Exchanges” such as precolonial gold jewelry and a wooden “bulul” statue. Also included in the exhibit are a precolonial gold belt (2), artifacts (1) with Hindu and Buddhist influences, clay images (5) and a “kulintang” (3) inspired by  the shape of a mythical bird from Muslim Mindanao. The Branly is located on the Left Bank of the Seine River, and right in the towering shadow of the Eiffel Tower. ALEX Y. VERGARA

Ironically, it took the French “to teach us how great we are,” noted Sen. Loren Legarda of the exhibit “Philippines: Archipelago of Exchanges,” at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, which ends Sunday.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Love of art is blind for sightless museum visitors

Barbara and Barry Appel pause in front of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night", on March 19, 2013. AFP

Her eyes see nothing, but when Barbara Appel runs her fingers over the face of a Picasso sculpture in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, she sighs with pleasure.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Museum launch, exhibits and performances open 20th Pundaquit Music and Arts Festival

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It was a lively evening of music, art and history as the Pundaquit Festival recently kicked off its 20th season at Casa San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales. In addition to musical performances and an art exhibit, the event also served as the grand opening of the Museum of Community Heritage, celebrating the history of the town of San Antonio and barrio San Miguel.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

US art museum returns ancient water jug to Italy

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An art museum in Ohio is handing over an ancient water jug to the Italian government after investigators determined that it was likely illegally dug up from that country years ago.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Iconic Amsterdam museum reborn in ‘bathtub’

Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. AFP

An enormous white bathtub made out of bullet-proof material is to catapult Amsterdam’s world-famous Stedelijk modern art museum back into the 21st century after an absence of almost 10 years.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Palace: Marcos clothes have no historic value

Branded high heel shoes, once worn by flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos, sit among equally-damaged shoes and bags in a section of the National Museum in Manila. AP

A Malacañang official has said that a legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband when they were ousted by a 1986 “people power” revolt have no historical significance, except for some gowns.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Interactive Malolos museum opens

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NEW canopies at back of church, nave side, facing the street. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The historical and cultural treasures of the Malolos Congress are now on display in an interactive museum beside the historic Barasoain Church here where the Philippine revolutionary government was first convened 114 years ago.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Revolutionary treasures await new Philly museum

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In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 photo sits a 3 dollar bill, along with an American, bottom, and British-made musket from the revolutionary period, near Philadelphia. This artifact and others hidden treasures will remain under wraps in their anonymous location until late 2015, when The Museum of the American Revolution is scheduled to open in Philadelphia's historic district. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

A nondescript building on a quiet street somewhere outside Philadelphia holds a secret stash of treasures that have been waiting patiently for more than a century for a permanent place to call home.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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