Singgalot (The Ties that Bind)


Singgalot (The Ties that Bind)


Exhibit Dates

Nov. 17 - Dec. 19, 2008


Singgalot: The Ties That Bind, on view in the Reynolds Gallery November 17 - December 19, 2008 contains images and historical documents to vividly portray the social history and the development of the Filipino community in the United States.

Singgalot initially explores the experience of Filipinos as colonial subjects and nationals, and further examines their struggles to acquire full citizenship as immigrants in the United States throughout the previous century. "The exhibition uses rare photographs and illustrations from the National Archives, the Library of Congress and personal collections to provide a glimpse into the dynamic story, culture and contemporary issues of Filipino Americans," said co-curator Franklin Odo, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Singgalot is a deeply moving, dramatic and evocative narrative of Filipino American history and culture."

Singgalot (the word in the Tagalog language of the Philippines loosely translates to "the ties that bind") was developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Singgalot: The Ties That Bind, continues on a national tour through 2011 made possible through the generosity of Farmers Insurance.

Singgalot (The Ties that Bind)