WATCH: Filipino Artists Collaborated to Represent Filipino Culture in The Field Museum in Chicago

If there’s one thing Filipinos are proud of, it would be our pool of iconic and creative artists. Our culture defines diversity and agility through our homegrown artists and ethnographic symbols seen in the Philippines.

In fact, our culture and renowned Filipino artists were featured in the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois last November 7, 2015.

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According to an article shared by GMA News online, the said feature was composed of 10 great Filipino and Filipino-American artists, who collaborated and showcased their talent by painting a mural in the Marae gallery at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Furthermore, the mural’s theme was “Portrait of the Object as a Filipino,” wherein artists shared ubiquitous Filipino symbols such as the Igorot, the wooden spoon and fork, and other iconic artists like the late comedy king Dolphy, and the legendary Tito, Vic, and Joey.

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Watch how 10 artists — five Filipino and five Filipino-American, namely Florentino Impas, Jr, Cesar Conde, Jason Moss, Jen Buckler, Othoniel Neri, Emmanuel Garibay, Trisha Martin, Leonardo Aguinaldo, Elisa Boughner, and Joel Javier— collaborate and represent how rich Filipino culture is.

Truthfully, Filipino artists are well-recognized.

How about you, if you were to paint one symbol that would represent Filipino culture, what would it be and why?

Share your thoughts below!