The Museum of Modern Filipino Art (MoMFA) begins with a dream and the land on which to build it.  To stand proudly on historic Mount Samat in Bataan, its goal is to showcase the best of modern and contemporary Filipino art and to instill in future generations an abiding love and pride in their cultural heritage.  Aside from the structure that will preserve and display the art collections, activities such as exhibits, competitions and workshops are being designed for the MoMFA dream to come to fruition. By doing all this, we acknowledge with gratitude that man’s innermost aspirations and his very ability to create art emanates from the Divine Creator Himself.

Ruel Carlos

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The maiden issue of MoMFA’s Art Calendar features the work of Ruel Carlos on its cover, and appropriately so!  In his Kalasag (shield) series, Ruel Carlos successfully merges elements of faith with symbols of war, convincingly combining ancient animist icons and designs with today’s decidedly contemporary neon colors. An architect by profession, Ruel enjoys studying pre-Hispanic Philippine aesthetic forms and presents them in a fresh, vibrant manner.  See more of his works by clicking on the video!