Spoliarium is a Latin word referring to the basement of the Roman Colosseum where the fallen and dying gladiators are dumped and devoid of their worldly possessions. The painting features a glimpse of Roman history centered on the bloody carnage brought by gladiatorial matches.
“Portrait of A Lady” is the work of Filipino painter and hero Juan, on oil panel entitled “Portrait of A Lady, is now on display at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila.
Interior d'un Café (Parisian Life), an oil in canvas impressionist painting, by Juan Luna Y Novicio (1857-1899) was exhibited in 1904 at the St Louis Exposition (World's Fair) and was acquired by the GSIS in 2002 at Christie's in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million).
The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991.