Filipino Actor Piolo Pascual and ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio dropped by the Asia Society Museum in New York last November 20, Friday to visit the on-going exhibit entitled Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms.
Organized by Asia Society and the Ayala Museum, with special participation from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippine Gold exhibit in New York brings to the fore in the world stage a truly fascinating yet little known aspect about the Philippines’ rich heritage. Over 120 spectacular gold objects dated between the 10th and 12th century, on loan from the collections of the Ayala Museum and BSP, will be on-display at the Asia Society Museum. The collection includes necklaces, chains, waistbands, bangles, ritual bowls, implements and ceremonial weapons. The exhibition also features series of events and programs that will further highlight Philippines’ diverse culture and current affairs.
Piolo Pascual and Charo Santos were welcomed by Asia Society Executive Vice President, Tom Nagorski, and the members of the Philippine Gold Benefit Committee headed by Edwin Josue. The two special guests were then given a guided tour by co-curator Nina Capistrano-Baker.
The local Filipino-American press and fans were also invited for a special Q&A with Piolo Pascual at Asia Society, where a number of fans eagerly waited and were given the opportunity to take photos with the actor.
Pascual’s visit to the Philippine Gold Exhibit coincided with New Philippine Cinema, a series at Asia Society that explores the energy, audacity, and creativity of recent Philippine filmmaking. Pascual starred in Erik Matti’s 2013 movie On the Job, one of the four remarkable films shown at the series.
Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms runs until January 3, 2016 at the Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue, 70th Street, New York City.
For more information on the exhibit and related programs, please visit http://asiasociety