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Address: University of the Philipines | Roxas Ave, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
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Excellent repository of artwork.

The Vargas Museum is located at Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Ride a UP bound jeep from Philcoa and the museum is the first building on the right after the UP Oblation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Pasig, Philippines
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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Vargas Museum is located at Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Ride a UP bound jeep from Philcoa and the museum is the first building on the right after the UP Oblation and the Administration Building. The museum has three levels. At the first floor, one can find the current but temporary exhibits, which at the time of this... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Each time I visit Manila, I seek out a few more art museums that I haven't seen. Each museum has their own unique qualities, and collections and buildings can vary quite a bit. The Vargas Museum is a classic university venue - smart, high quality, carefully selected work, thoughtful exhibitions that counterpoint the main holdings. The work of filipino National... More 

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Manila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Small but excellent once private collection of mostly 20th century Philippine paintings. A great discovery for art, culture and history buffs. Located in a beautiful leafy corner on the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. A small cafe attached to the museum serves excellent coffee and cakes. Quiet, peaceful surroundings - a wonderful escape from Manila's noisy... More 

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Quezon City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you find yourself around the UP area with some time to spare, do visit the Vargas Museum. You would be surprised at their collection of paintings, some from National Artists and contemporary art. I last visited during a Philippine comic book exhibit.

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Alhambra, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

going around UP is one unique experience. a top ranking university amidst lush peaceful ambience. the museum shouldnt be your priority going to UP. its a good but average museum with paintings from classical filipino artists. it is worth a visit but do not expect too much.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This art museum is situated in a lovely, leafy area among the grounds of university buildings, which feels like a long way from the usual madness of Manila streets. It is a perfect size for anyone who wants to see a bit of work from Filipino artists without being overwhelmed, because there are basically only 2 floors containing exhibits and... More 

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Quezon City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is one of those not so well-known museums around the city, but is a true must-see for any UP Diliman visit. Displays mostly artwork consisting of paintings, sketches, drawings, and some sculpture from the masters of yore..this is an artist's haven. It also showcases some modern and avant-garde art of the younger generation, from caricatures, comics, and "installation" art.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Hosts a lot of beautiful artworks done by filipino painters. They have a fantastic collection of paintings ranging from students to national artists.

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Thank Dani L
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

visited Science and Art merged in the exhibit titled The Reconcilation of magik Salap. experience was wonderful..had awaken love for own culture

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

What I love with the museum is the boldness to display eccentric pieces. The displays are always something to look forward to and seem to be out of the ordinary.

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