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September 7 Lecture: Beginnings of Philippine Visual Art with Dr. Esperanza Gatbonton


Through the collections of Ateneo Art Gallery and Lopez Museum
September 7 – October 26, Saturdays, 9 am to 12 n

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Organized in conjunction with Trajectories, this eight-week lecture series focuses on the history and characteristics on Philippine pre-colonial to contemporary visual art.

September 7 – Beginnings of Philippine visual arts (Dr. Esperanza Gatbonton)

Ms. Esperanza Bunag Gatbonton graduated from St. Theresa’s College with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.  She obtained her Master’s degree in English Literature from the Ateneo Graduate School and holds a Ph.D. in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines.

She has taken on various advocacies involving the preservation and conservation of Filipino culture and was given the PAMA-AS GINTONG BAI-award for her commitment to the conservation of cultural heritage in 2005.

She had worked at the Intramuros Administration as Consultant for Direction and Management and with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as Consultant and Director of Heritage Sites and was the Philippine representative to the Governing Board of the Southeast Asian Projects in Archaeology and the Fine Arts (SPAFA) form 1986-1989.

She taught at the University of the Philippines, Manila and at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School.

September 14 – Luna and Hidalgo (Dr. Ambeth Ocampo)
September 21 – Academics: Lozano, Asuncion, Domingo (Amb. Jose Maria Cariño )
September 28 – Conservatives: Dela Rosa, Amorsolo, Arellano, Castañada (Dr. Patrick Flores)
October 5 – Botong Francisco (Ino Manalo)
October 12 – Moderns and Neo-realists (Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez)
October 19 – 70’s – 80’s period (Ma. Victoria Herrera)
October 26 – Contemporary Art (Prof. Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez)Registration Fee: Php 6,400 for the complete series or Php 900/session. Special rate offered to Lopez Museum members and Ateneo de Manila faculty & students. Limited to 30 pax per session. Certificates will be issued to participants who are able to complete the series of lectures.


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