Philippine Gold

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Asia Society Museum presents an exhibition of spectacular works of gold — including exquisite regalia, jewelry, functional and ritualistic objects, ceremonial weapons, and funerary masks — from collections in the Philippines and supplemented with objects from the United States.

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, on view in New York from September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016, showcases recently excavated objects that highlight the prosperity and achievements of the little-known Philippine kingdoms that flourished long before the Spanish discovered the region and colonized it.

The exhibition, which comprises approximately 120 objects from the tenth through thirteenth century, demonstrates sophisticated gold-working techniques developed during this period. The vast majority of works in the exhibition are on loan from the Ayala Museum and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gold Collection and have never been shown outside of the Philippines.

The exhibition is accompanied by a season of programming that highlights the richness and diversity of Philippine culture and current affairs, and explores its cuisine, performing arts, film, design, literature, and more.

This programming includes Filipino Design Now, an installation celebrating the artistic visions of renowned and emerging Filipino designers.

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