PCNY Core Collection of 1974:
A Homecoming Exhibition
Artist Talk Series with Cid Reyes

The #NationalMuseumPH invites you to the launching and streaming of the “Philippine Center New York Core Collection of 1974: Artist Talk Series with Cid Reyes” on November 10, 2021, Wednesday, at 9:00 am through our official YouTube channel.

The “Philippine Center New York Core Collection of 1974: A Homecoming Exhibition” was launched on February 14, 2021, in celebration of the National Arts Month. This exhibition located at Galleries XXVII and XXVIII of the National Museum of Fine Arts, features 115 out of the 120 artworks representing Filipino identity and showcases Filipino artistry. These were gathered by National Artist Arturo Rogerio Luz and renowned designer Wili Fernandez, as assigned by former first lady Imelda Marcos, and were brought to New York for the inauguration of the Philippine Center on November 14, 1974.

For its first series, Advertising executive, distinguished art critic and painter Cid Reyes will recall his experiences in creating his two artworks: Dagatan (1973, acrylic lacquer on wood) and Four Orange Squares (1974, Duco acrylic lacquer on wood) featured in this exhibition.

Cid Reyes authored a number of books that serve as valuable references on Philippine art. His artworks are mostly composed of geometric patterns and has held numerous exhibitions here in the Philippines and abroad. In 1978, Reyes received the Art Criticism Award from the Art Association of the Philippines. Since retiring from advertising, he opened Gallerya Amalia in Parañaque City, supporting young and early career artists.

You may watch the live streaming of the PCNY Artist Talk Series with Cid Reyes on November 10, 2021, Wednesday, at 9:00 am through our official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NationalMuseumofthePhilippines. The event is free and open for everyone.

For more information, contact the Museum Services Division at 8292-1100 local 1032 or email msd@nationalmuseum.gov.ph.

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