Cotabato Limestone Urns
This educational exhibit features artifacts that were extracted from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines; purchased by Sally von dem Hagen; shipped to the U.S.; and most recently donated to Filipino American Service Group. Inc, a local nonprofit organization here in Los Angeles. Following this local exhibit, the limestone urn artifacts will later be repatriated to the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila as part of a larger movement to return cultural items to their appropriate stewards. In Los Angeles alone, there are over half a million Filipinos. This collection is an opportunity for community members to engage in the wider discussion of Filipino heritage, culture, and archaeology, and to be active participants in the reclamation of our collective material culture.
Food, Feasts, and the Ifugao Rice Terraces
The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles have teamed up to explore the role of rice and feast in Ifugao resistance against Spanish colonialism through a month-long photo exhibit featuring ethnographic materials from the Cordillera Region. The photo exhibit opens on 26 May 2022 with a lecture by Dr. Stephen Acabado.