Ambeth Ocampo takes on Juan Luna at the National Museum
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(SPOT.ph) Trust Ambeth Ocampo to put Philippine history in a way that will leave you awestruck. He lets you in on the tiny details and obscure but fascinating facts, all with trademark wit. He presents historical figures as real people, with anecdotes about the National Hero’s thrifty ways found in his book, Rizal Without the Overcoat, and a more recent tale in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column, “Looking Back,” about Antonio Luna’s notorious temper. Definitely not the sort of entertaining information you’d find in grade school textbooks!
Presented by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Heneral Luna at the National Museum is a lecture led by Ocampo that focuses on the National Museum’s Juan Luna collection. Listen to the stories that shaped the man and the artist, and his important place in Philippine history on March 5 at the National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, and take note of the many things you might not have known about him before.
Heneral Luna at the National Museum is happening on March 5, 11 a.m. at the National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, P. Burgos Street, Manila. Admission is P250 for members and students with IDs, and P350 for non-members. This is inclusive of lecture fee, complimentary book by the speaker, and admission to the National Museum. For more details, visit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines' Facebook page.