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A Letter to The Editor

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR FestPac is important By Judy Flores Printed December 3, 2019

     I grew up in Inalåhan in the 1950s when historical knowledge was limited to the celebration of our American heritage, where we studied American heroes such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The CHamoru people were proud of their Spanish heritage, where white skin and long noses were signs of beauty. Ancient times were referred to as “tiempon antis de mannungu’ hit” or the time before we had knowledge. Schools celebrated international cultures instead of our own CHamoru culture. In sixth grade, our CHamoru principal taught our class a short hula dance where we wore muumuu dresses and kept rhythm with bamboo whisks while a hula-trained classmate danced to the tune of “My Little Brown Gal”. During family parties, old people danced the batsu and sotis while we youngsters giggled at them. The jukebox at the store next door played Elvis…

A Peek into My Retrospective!!

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Thanks to Edgar Flores for the beautifully made video!!

Dangkolu Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase

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Dangkolu Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase
Governor Lou, Lt. Governor Josh, Director Annmarie, Director Jackie,  Mayor Doris, Father Jojo, Guam Museum Team, and my familia,
Thank you for making my Exhibit Opening so very special!  
Biba Guahan yan Biba Kutturan CHamoru!



Save the Dates!

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New Exhibition Opens
Friday, October 18, 2019

Visualizing History: The Art of Judy Flores
Ground Floor, Changing Gallery Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of our island at the Guam Museum through the art of one of Guam’s most prolific artists. Opening Friday, October 18, 2019 through February 2020, “Visualizing History: The Art of Judy Flores” features the largest collection of Judy’s work to date. 
“Visualizing History: The Art of Judy Flores” is an exhibition that pays tribute to one of Guam’s leading artists and cultural advocates. Featuring curated original pieces and prints, it is the largest display of Flores’ work ever shown in one place. “Visualizing History” invites audiences to consider ways in which art represents and influences the way we interpret our individual identities, everyday realities and interpersonal interactions. It reminds us that history matters and Flores’ work provides a unique lens through which to engage with our past.

HITA Talk:����…

VISUALIZING HISTORY - KUAM NEWS

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JUDY FLORES - RETROSPECTIVE

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The Guam Museum is organizing a retrospective of my art and history/cultural work, opening October 17, 2019. I would dearly love to see art that you own! Please message us with your photos and let me know your story behind it!


Above: PALAU CHIEF, 1978, inspired by photographs of Carlos Viti published in PDN; BILEMBAOTUYAN MASTER JESUS CRISOSTOMO, 1984; FIESTA TABLE, 1987.

Marianas History Conference

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To learn more Click Here!
I will be co-presenting with Bill M. Paulino on oral histories we have collected about Father Jesus Baza Duenas. We want to memorialize this local hero. If you have stories to share about him, please join us!