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The museum hall is enveloped by the mural (set in canvass) of Carlos “Botong” Francisco narrating the history of the country from precolonial to postwar times. The work, titled Filipino Struggles through History (1968), is the last major work of Francisco.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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Nearly a year ago, Dulaang UP staged the premiere of Angry Christ premiered at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre in UP Diliman. It was an exploration of how Alfonso Ossorio, a Filipino painter of cosmopolitan background, conceived arguably his most ambitious mural in a chapel located in a sugarcane hacienda owned by his family. Playwright Floy Quintos delved into the mind of the artist, speculating much about his identity, homosexuality, and artistry. Actor Nel Gomez starred as Ossorio.

Photo by I.R. Arenas