Metro Manila · Vargas Museum

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The Jorge B. Vargas Museum houses a fine collection of Philippine art from the 19th and 20th century and regularly features temporary exhibits of contemporary Philippine artists. It is located at the main campus of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City.

The Vargas museum is home to a collection of Philippine paintings and other arts donated by Jorge B. Vargas, a high ranking government official in the 1940s. The collection shows the development of the country's art between the 1880s and 1960s. Works by famous Philippine artists, such as Fernando Amorsolo, depict everyday life in the Philippines, people, and architecture in the old days.

Temporary exhibitions give insights into the diversity of Philippine contemporary art, featuring avant-garde sculptors and painters from all over the country.

The museum also offers conferences in line with the exhibits, art workshops for kids and adults, and guided tours (pre-booking necessary).


Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City

For detailed directions, click here.


Tel: (63) 2 928 1927

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

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