Halo-Halo: The Multicultural Roots of the Filipino Diaspora

This exhibition project is in development with the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Philippine art is a living tradition—dynamic, responsive to change, and sensitive to the transformations of people and place over time. It reflects the diversity, resiliency and multi-faceted cultural heritage of the Filipino diaspora, which blends wonderfully with Canada’s own vibrant multicultural overlay.

"Halo-halo" is a Filipino term which, literally, means “mix-mix.” It is used to describe a popular snack composed of candied fruits, jellies, sweet beans, purple yam, and flan topped with milk and shaved ice. The snack is deemed an apt description of Filipino society and its cultural heritage, which is a diverse mix brought about by the country’s colorful history and its countless interactions with other cultures due to its strategic location in Asia.

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Contact number: 613-233-1121 ext. 209


November 21 to December 8, 2017

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm


The International Pavilion, 7 Clarence Street, Ottawa