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Yuchengco Museum unveils Great Women exhibit

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Yuchengco Museum features inspiring exhibits for and by women. These will run from March 19-April 6, 2013.

Great Women: Women Helping Women Up the Value Chain
3/F Bridgeway Gallery

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To mark Women’s Month this March, the museum is presenting Great Women: Women Helping Women Up the Value Chain, a showcase of product and packaging design of community-created food products.

The exhibit also includes lifestyle products especially made by women designers who were part of the Great Women Project by ECHOsi Foundation, the Philippine Commission on Women, and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to help women microentrepreneurs across the country.

The designer showcase includes collaborations between community women and creatives such as:

– Fashion designer Lulu Tan-Gan
– Product designer and paper artist Tes Pasola
– Jewelry, home accessories, and furniture designer Ann Pamintuan
– Fashion designer Lenora Cabili of Filip + Inna
– Museum curator and artist Jeannie Javelosa
– Merchandiser and product developer Rambie Lim of Rurungan sa Tubod – Foundation and shoe designer Maco Custodio
– Bag designer Renee Patron
– Jewelry designer Sen Sanchez
– Food and product developers Reena Francisco, Chit Juan, Zarah Juan, and Lingling King

The Many Faces of the Filipina: Photographs by Luke Myers
3/F Bridgeway Foyer and Gallery

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In line with the Great Women exhibit, Canadian photographer Luke Myers will present The Many Faces of the Filipina, a portfolio of images of Filipino women taken during his travels around the Philippines.

Currently based in the Philippines working with the Canadian International Development Agency, Myers has specially selected photographs he has taken during his development trips around the country. His Women of the Archipelago series attempts to present examples of the wide diversity of cultures, with a focus on women of all ages that coexist peacefully across the more than 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines.

Kababaihan: Tanglaw ng Minahan
3/F Bridgeway Gallery

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Kababaihan is a photographic essay presented by DIWATA – Women in Resource Development to celebrate International Women’s Month and to honor, exult, and applaud indigenous women in mining communities.

The exhibit highlights the various roles of women, who contribute to the country’s economic development and the preservation of local arts, culture, and way of life.

The Yuchengco Museum is located at the RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Regular museum hours are from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. In observance of the Holy Week, however, the museum will be closed from March 28 (Maundy Thursday) to March 30 (Black Saturday). For more information, call (02) 889-1234 or e-mail info@yuchengcomuseum.org.

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