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Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art

Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art

Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art was launched on October 30, 2021 to culminate the celebration of the Museums and Galleries Month. This exhibition initially launched in 2012 as The Hero in Art: Works by Jose Rizal and Portraits from the National Museum, honors the life and works of Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, celebrating his artistic excellence through his works from the National Fine Arts Collection and various private lenders.

This upgraded and improved exhibition entitled Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art includes new acquisitions by and about Dr. Rizal, which were entrusted to the Museum by donors and lenders. Among the important works on display are Dr. Rizal’s oil portrait of his eldest sister, Saturnina Rizal-Hidalgo, which he painted when he was just 17 years old and probably his only existing oil painting, and a Fabian de la Rosa’s oil portrait of Dr. Rizal, copied from his much-admired Filipino master artist Juan Luna’s painting of the National Hero.

Online Launch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMiP7JB1KFo

Time & Location

National Museum of the Philippines

Jose Rizal Hall - Gallery V, National Museum of Fine Arts, P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila