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Re-collecting a Forgotten Past: Traces of Hindu-Buddhist Art in the Precolonial Philippines

Members-Only Exhibition Opening Lecture
Caste cord. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. 59 1/16 in. (150 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.
Caste cord. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. 59 1/16 in. (150 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5186. Photography by Neal Oshima, image courtesy of Ayala Museum.

Join co-curator of Philippine Gold: Treasures from Forgotten Kingdoms, Florina H. Capistrano-Baker for an insightful talk on the origins of these extraordinary objects, from the pre-colonial era of the Philippines, which are on view in the United States for the first time. Dr. Capistrano-Baker is Consulting Curator, Ayala Museum. 

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms
11 September 2015 - 3 January 2016

This exhibition of more than 100 gold objects focuses on the wealth of the golden age of Butuan (pronounced boot’ wan), a polity on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao that rose to commercial prominence in the tenth century and declined in the thirteenth century.

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms is organized by Asia Society, New York, and Ayala Museum, Philippines. The exhibition is cocurated by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, Consulting Curator, Ayala Museum, and Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society.

This is a free, members-only event. Tickets are distributed at the front desk from
6 pm onwards on a first-come first-served basis.

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Event Details

Tue 15 Sep 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street