See our current exhibits below

2021-10-21T18:19:48-07:00

Jose Rizal Manga Kiosk

Manga Story: In the land now known as the Philippines, there was a time when colonial Spain ruled for more than 300 years. During a period when native Filipinos once called Indios were oppressed, exploited, and stripped of their human rights, Jose Rizal was born on the outskirts of Manila. "What does it mean to be a Filipino?" "Is it possible to incite change through knowledge and not violence?" He thought of those every day. A doctor, novelist, and a painter who can speak 15 languages, Jose Rizal is a legendary figure who brought about national revolution through one epic novel!

2021-10-23T21:33:20-07:00

History and Origin of Piña

Our Piña Exhibit includes a display of the Philippine fabric made of piña and its origin. A gallery of photos shows the Filipino attire from Barong Tagalog for men to the evolution of costumes for women. The highlight of the exhibit is a private collection of the three gowns made of piña with intricate embroidery – circa 1936. These were gifts from the late Mrs. Aurora Quezon, wife of the late President Manuel L. Quezon, to her friend Mrs. Ann Schinazi.

2017-01-18T23:39:26-08:00

Highlights of Philippine History

View the unique fourteen panels depicting the History of the Philippines from early Filipinos, to the arrival of the Chinese, Muslim, Spaniards, the fight for Independence, the landing of McArthur inLeyte, the American influence in education and government, thePeople's Power Revolution and Malacanang Palace all carved in baticuling wood by Filipino Artist Luis Ac-ac.

The Philippine Folklife Museum Foundation was established on June 9, 2000 as a California non-profit, tax exempt corporation under IRS Section 501C-3 Tax I.D. No. 94-3357426. The Foundation created a museum located at the 5th floor Social Hall, of the Philippine Center Building, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108.

To promote Philippine culture and heritage to local and national audiences through exhibits and programs that reflects the artistic soul and creative spirit of the Filipino.
VISION

to promote and showcase the Filipino culture and its diverse cultural heritage through the continuous acquisition of Philippine artifacts, cultural and historical materials housed in a more permanent venue for the exhibits.