I love it when there's something culturally significant going-on just a short walk away from home. Yesterday I took the kids for an afternoon field trip to the Lopez Museum, particularly because I guessed their latest exhibit would have something that appeals to a 21st century child's aesthetic sense.
Amongst Jose Rizal's handwritten letters, the Juan Lunas, Hidalgos, Saguils, Bencabs and Manansalas, lo and behold…
Street Art! Click, click, click on photos to enlarge.
Obviously, the curators here are not a stuffy bunch of people. Very forward thinking Lopez Museum. Props! Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP) was responsible for the street art assemblage, which was inspired by an old Philippine map from the Lopez library collection.
The (kidrobot or kidrobot-esque?) vinyl toys represent graffiti which seem to be "creeping-in unnoticed from the street into a museum environment." That's what the brochure says and it makes sense to me. I also guessed right: among the kids favorite sights was the PSP installation. They love kidrobot dolls so that was actually a no-brainer. We hope PSP gives the Keys kids another art course this summer. Please.
Zero In: Extensions runs up to April 20, 2011. Plataporma, Rock Ed and Maya Munoz also contributing greatly to this very engaging exhibit. For more details, you can call the Lopez Museum at 631-2417.
museum-sanctioned, DO-IT-YOURSELF graffiti. Hello Little Banskys!
The little girl took up a lot of space. She was thinking Mar the Fish needs a friend. Haha! It was a good way to start the year. I've already said it, but again, Happy New Year crickets!