Vessels of Faith
This room presents the various expressions of Philippine spirituality. The pieces here from coffins to images for the altar speak of belief systems and the ways by which their believers stage rituals, think about the afterlife, invoke the spirits, and so on.
At the center of the room is a contemporary installation by Jose Tence Ruiz that combines the structure of a cart and a cathedral. It links the sacred institution of the church and the everyday life of the faithful.
To be found here as well is National Artist Vicente Manansala’s I Believe in God/Give Us This Day (1948) in which workers in a farm pause from their toil to pray.