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21Apr/20

In Focus: The National Artist as a Filipino

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National Lending Service

One of DC’s most beautiful buildings, the Freer was the first Smithsonian museum devoted solely to art when it was first constructed, whereas the Sackler homes decorative and devotional objects from throughout Asia. Together, the collections hold greater than 25,000 objects spanning 6,000 years.

The NGA’s assortment galleries and Sculpture Garden display European and American work, sculpture, works on paper, pictures, and ornamental arts. Paintings in the everlasting collection date from the Middle Ages to the current. Juan F. Nakpil, architect, instructor and civic chief, is a pioneer and innovator in Philippine architecture. In essence, Nakpil’s biggest contribution is his belief that there’s such a thing as Philippine Architecture, espousing structure reflective of Philippine traditions and tradition.

The composition for each category or self-discipline of the council—dance, movie and broadcast arts, literature, literature, music, theater, and visual arts—is rigorously balanced with members coming from each the provinces … Read More