‘AGUINALDO@150’ GOES ON AT MUSEO DE LA SALLE
KAWIT, Cavite – The celebration of Emilio Aguinaldo’s sesquicentennial birth celebration continues beyond March 22 with Museo De La Salle’s (MDLS) “SINAG: Tracing Emilio Aguinaldo’s Palate” exhibit, which is set to open at 2 p.m. on March 28.
Touted as a sustainable center committed to safeguarding Philippine cultural heritage through education and the development of communities that value nationhood, the exhibit is MDLS’ way of paying tribute to the revolutionary and first president of the Republic on his 150th birth anniversary.
“Our intent is to promote consciousness on the life and times of Aguinaldo, focusing on the role of food in nation-building and the search for national identities,” Museo De La Salle Director Cecille Torrevillas Gelicame said Tuesday.
A fusion of art, design, food, information technology, and history, “this unique exhibit will feature the works of the students from the Graphics, Design and Multi Media of DLSU-Damariñas,” Gelicame added.
Meanwhile, Republic of Taste.PH publisher, Ige Ramos, noted that the exhibit will use elements related to cuisine, natural heritage, and landscape, highlighting Emilio Aguinaldo as a “brand architect”, conscious of using symbols to promote patriotism and nationalism.
“(Thus, we are) using Aguinaldo’s most prominent metaphor, the sun — as symbolized in the Philippine flag — as a framework to lay out Aguinaldo’s quest for a unifying palate,” Ramos said.
The exhibit will run until June 1 at the in-school campus Museo De La Salle in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Museo De La Salle’s “SINAG” is done in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Ige Ramos Design Center, and Republic of Taste Food Network, for an exhibit that aptly features Aguinaldo’s quest for a unifying palate, the organizers added. (PNA)