View of the exhibition Pacita Abad: A Million Things to Say, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 2018; image: courtesy the Pacita Abad Art Estate and MCAD Manila; photo: At Maculangan/Pioneer Studios

Free Community Day: Pacita Abad

Related Exhibition Pacita Abad

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free with RSVP.

Stay tuned for more information on the day’s schedule of events and how to reserve your free tickets.

In celebration of the first major retrospective of Pacita Abad’s wide-ranging work, enjoy a day of free admission to the museum, including access to this exciting new exhibition. Pacita Abad (on view October 21, 2023–January 28, 2024, Floor 4) features over 40 daring works including her signature trapunto paintings — stuffed, quilted canvases Abad adorned with materials and methods she investigated during her lifetime.

While you’re here, experience special programming from our local event partners, including a hands-on artmaking activity organized by SOMA Pilipinas and live performances by KULARTS. Additionally, join us for a conversation between Florencio “Butch” Abad, lawyer, politician, and brother of the late Pacita Abad, and Rency Barona, Abad’s sister, who helped construct many of her famed trapunto paintings. Their conversation will be moderated by curator Trisha Lagaso Goldberg.

Also, plan to visit the “Suntory Time” experience in Schwab Hall. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Suntory Whisky, Suntory Time is an immersive educational and sampling experience that tells the 100-year brand history, alongside unique photo opportunities and a screening of the Suntory Anniversary Tribute by Academy-Award Winning Director, Sofia Coppola. Must be 21 or over to enjoy this experience.

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