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BenCab Portraits

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Ayala Museum celebrates National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera’s five decades of artistry and contributions to Philippine art through an exhibition BenCab Portraits running from November 28, 2015 to January 24, 2016 at the museum’s Ground Floor Gallery.

The exhibition features over a hundred portraits, many publicly exhibited for the first time, which will be complemented by digital displays powered by Samsung showing BenCab’s sketches and a slideshow of the artist’s stylistic progression as evidenced in his self-portraits through the years.

BenCab Portraits is curated by historian Ambeth R. Ocampo who wrote, “These portraits do not just copy a face, they make each face tell a story that is at once that of the sitter, and a story that through art and memory has formed part of BenCab’s personal and public history.”

BenCab Portraits is part of the yearlong celebration of BenCab 50 Creative Years with retrospective exhibitions also at Lopez Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Vargas Museum, National Museum of the Philippines, and BenCab Museum. The opening reception of BenCab Portraits was co-presented by Citi Private Bank. Additional support is provided by BPI MS Insurance and Global Noble International Corp., a distributor of Casa Noble Premium Tequila, Hennessy Cognac, and Simi wines from the USA.

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