The Museum of Three Cultures presents a rare retrospective show of the Philippines’ world-renowned sculptor Eduardo Castrillo. Emblazon Eduardo Castrillo: Glorifying the Filipino Race, is the top sculptor’s first retrospective in Mindanao. Known for his soaring monumental brass constructivist works depicting historical and religious tableaus, Castrillo was once hailed by the Washington Post as “the Philippines foremost sculptor.” The late National Artist Nick Joaquin summarized Castrillo as “the artist who gives us the portrait of the Filipino as grandiose.”
The Castrillo show runs at the Galerie Rawari of the museum until the last week of August. It opened last July 17 with a public unveiling of Ovvian Castrillo Hill’s Convergence, an outdoor installation in chrome donated to Capitol University by Eduardo Castrillo and his family. It now stands at the north end of the CU Friendship Park and is the first public modernist sculpture in Mindanao. It was unveiled by Castrillo and CU President Atty. Casimiro B. Juarez Jr., EVP Dr. Fe R. Juarez, and Chairman of the Board Rosalinda R. Deleste.
The Castrillo show is another of the Museum’s top offerings, part of its continuing commitment to bring culture, arts and history to the Mindanao public. On its second year of operation in 2009, the Museum of Three Cultures has generated 18,000 visitors, and has gained a reputation as Mindanao’s top museum.