Conversations with Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, June 1, 2012

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Conversations with Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut

Reciprocity and/as Vengeance: Art and Cultural Patronage

in the Philippines during the Marcos Years.

No Host Dinner

Friday, June l, 2012

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Saldang Song

383 S. Fair Oaks

Pasadena, CA 91105

(Tel) 626-793-05200

RSVP Necessary. Call (310)514-9139 or email:

Delicious Thai food, interesting topic, great company … !

Limited guests only. Respond immediately.

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut is the author of Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986.

Based on primary documents and interviews, Pearlie Baluyut’s book seeks to understand the politics and aesthetics of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos’ rule through the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Philippine High School for the Arts, and the National Museum of the Philippines. Rather than interpret the Marcoses’ support only as political propaganda, Baluyut construes their rhetoric and gestures as a spectacular performance as patrons and icons, engendering both defiance and reverence among their constituents.

The author received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Art History at UCLA. She has taught art history, theory, and criticism at the Institute of American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France, and other colleges and universities in the United States, including the California State University, San Bernardino, from 2006 to 2011 as Assistant Professor of Art.

In June, she will be teaching at the University of Santo Tomas’ Cultural Heritage Studies Program and conducting research on the oldest cabinet of curiosities-turned-museum in the Philippines as a Fulbright Scholar.

The event is part of the ongoing community outreach program organized by Philippine Expressions Bookshop.