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Invitation to Rizal Gallery Virtual Launch

Rizal Poster Invite

As the National Museum of the Philippines is about to end celebrating Museums and Galleries Month, we are featuring the virtual opening of the exhibition “Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art” on October 30, 2021, Saturday, at 10:00 am through our official YouTube channel.

This exhibition initially launched in 2012 as “The Hero in Art: Works by Jose Rizal and Portraits from the National Museum,” honors the life and works of Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, celebrating his artistic excellence through his works from the National Fine Arts Collection and various private lenders. This year, the National Museum brings to you a new and improved exhibition, entitled “Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art” in Gallery V of the National Museum of Fine Arts.

This upgraded exhibition includes new acquisitions by and about Dr. Rizal, which were entrusted to the Museum by donors and lenders. Among the important works on display are Dr. Rizal’s oil portrait of his eldest sister, Saturnina Rizal-Hidalgo, which he painted when he was just17 years old and probably his only existing oil painting, and a Fabian de la Rosa’s oil portrait of Dr. Rizal, copied from his much-admired Filipino master artist Juan Luna’s painting of the National Hero.

Join us as we launch this exhibition and give you a sneak peek of the collection! You may watch the live streaming of the virtual launch of the exhibition on October 30, 2021, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. through the National Museum of the Philippines’ official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NationalMuseumofthePhilippines. The event is free and open for everyone, so invite your family and friends!

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