Our Quest for Excellence

Contributions by the Arts Division



Even in the face of difficult challenges, the Arts Division has stood its ground and survived the test of time. So far, its collection has grown to about 1,500 original masterpieces, including the 162 Juan Luna paintings donated by Far East Bank and ten serigraphs of visiting Japanese artist Sho Shimukawa. The Division is also much acclaimed for spearheading a "nude sketching" session as part of the Museum's Employee Development Program. Annual summer art workshops for out-of-school youths and underprivileged children with a flair for visual art are likewise regularly held.

Arts Division Head William S. Pascua is ably supported by the following staff: Nicanor A Legazpi Jr, Noel E, Escultura, Chita T. Santiago, Ben Oliver M. Matias, Rafael Conception, Persia. M. Hermitanio, Lilian R. Cadiente, Manolito C. Remulla, Raymundo T Esguerra, Charmyn G. Florida and Danilo A. Ilagan. Through more extensive and persevering art collection efforts of the entire division and with adequate support from the national government as well as the general public, the Arts Division is expected to surpass its already meritorious achievements in the years to come.

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