Freedom Yearned For
This room expresses the theme of struggle of Filipinos against colonialism and the forms of oppression that persist to this day. It is about heroes and heroism, sacrifice and violence, atrocity and the spirit to claim liberty and independence.
The room beside it follows through this theme, but focuses on the role of women in the struggle. It includes the work of National Hero Jose Rizal titled Mother’s Revenge (1894), made when he was exiled in Dapitan
Conversing with art works from the colonial period to contemporary time are a documentation of a play on three Philippine heroes that stages their human and imperfect aspects; and spears from the pre-colonial era that speak of war, defense, and survival.