The GSIS Museo ng Sining was established in April 1996. Its creation is a tribute to the creative endeavors of the contemporary Filipino. Its vision is to help define the growth and glorious flowing of Philippine visual arts. Its objectives are:
To collect Philippine art and artistic expressions from the colonial period to the present . To exhibit and document Philippine and non-Philippine art and artistic expressions . To heighten art appreciation among the GSIS personnel and the general public
The GSIS Museo ng Sining functions not only as an exhibition space but as an educational technology as well. It has the following activities: Permanent exhibition of the GSIS Art Collection
Changing exhibition in the galleries featuring cultural themes and works of new artists Art activities, lectures, workshops, and films focused on the role of art not only as an aesthetic experience but as a significant factor in everyday life GSIS MUSEUM HELD “MEDISINING” EXHIBIT
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) held an exhibit in honor of the works of Toribio Herrera, one of the pioneers of Philippine painting in the 1920s who set the tone for modern day artists. The exhibit, titled "MediSining: The Art of Toribio Herrera, MD," is held at the Upper Gallery of the GSIS Museum of Art in Pasay City and ran up to November 30, 2009 In his lifetime, Herrera never exhibited his works to the public nor sold a painting as he did not seek monetary rewards for his art. In fact, his very first exhibition was held in 1972, four years after his death. Born in Tondo in 1892, Herrera first graduated in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in 1912. Later, he took a second course in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, and was eventually accepted to teach there. "Influenced by a deep understanding of both intricate human anatomy and the profound brush strokes and lines that make up perspective, his paintings are a joy to behold," said GSIS...