The GSIS Museo [ng Sining] was established in April 1996 but last October 2012, GSIS turned over the management of the GSIS Art Collection to the National Museum (NM) located along P. Burgos St. Manila (near Manila City Hall). Around 100 pieces, majority of which were done by National Artists like Fernando Amorsolo, Botong Francisco, Vicente Manansala, HR Ocampo, Joya, Kiukok, Bencab, National Artist Elect – Federico Alcuaz and other known artists such as Diosdado Lorenzo, Jose Blanco, Juvenal Sanso, & Rodolfo Ragodon are currently on display at the 3rd level of the National Art Gallery, NM. Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life” is also entrusted to the management of NM.
GSIS retained the works of other artists as well as the winning entries of the Annual GSIS Art Competition. These pieces are now on display at the GSIS Art Gallery including the largest mural publicly on display done by Amorsolo entitled “History of Music.” The Museum still conducts its regular activities like exhibits for new or group of artists, lectures and seminars, special tours, concerts and other performances among others.
On the other hand, GSIS as an institution celebrated its 75th anniversary last year and memorabilia items were put on display at the museum entrance hallway. These items are now redisplayed and re-exhibited at the lower gallery of the museum. The space allocated for these items is renamed the GSIS Gallery of Institutional Memory.
Museo ng GSIS also handles other artworks and items (antiques, decorative items, pieces of furniture, etc.)from foreclosed and important properties of GSIS such as Puerto Azul, Coconut Palace, and the Metropolitan Theater. Some of these items are also put on display.
- to display, protect, preserve and conserve the art and memorabilia collections of the GSIS for the future generation
- to collaborate with local and foreign artists, local government units, education sector, government institutions, and other groups or associations in exhibiting and documenting Philippine and non-Philippine art, and artistic expressions
- to heighten the appreciation of GSIS members, personnel, and the general public on Philippine art, history and culture.
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