Anting Anting | Magic Objects Opening Events with artist Michael Arcega

Tuesday, March 6 5 – 8 p.m.

Gleeson Library - GL Thacher Gallery Event

These events are free and open to the public.

Michael Arcega, Beisbol Club: Headhunter's Broom (Ceremonial Cleansing), 2015

Join the Thacher Gallery for an opening event with artist Michael Arcega

The event will begin with an artist walk-through in Thacher Gallery from 5–6 p.m. From 6–7 p.m. in the Maier Room, Fromm Hall, artist Michael Arcega and USF fine arts professor Jenifer Wofford will be in conversation about Anting Anting | Magic Objects. This will be followed by a reception.

In Anting Anting, Michael Arcega draws from memory and Filipino folk practices to examine mystical power, objectified–strength, safety, and protection from the challenges of contemporary life and politics. These handmade and found art objects guard from the looming threats that surround us and empower those who believe.

Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation to explore the ways that cultural markers are embedded in objects and languages.

Co-sponsored by USF’s Asian Pacific American Studies and Yuchengco Philippine Studies programs.


  • 5 p.m. Artist Walk-Through, Thacher Gallery
  • 6–7 p.m. Artist Michael Arcega in conversation with Jenifer Wofford, Xavier Room, Fromm Hall
  • 7–8 p.m. Reception in the gallery