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Understanding Philippine Visual Art

A very big thanks to all our lecturers and participants for making ‘Understanding Philippine Visual Art Through the Collections of Ateneo Art Gallery and Lopez Museum and Library’ a success!

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Lopez Museum and Library and Ateneo Art Gallery would like to thank their partner, First Philippine Industrial Park. Thank you to Mary Grace, our sponsor for the lecture series.

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

TRAJECTORIES (Ongoing until 20 December 2013) maps out the way the museum collection grew in relation to the people who headed the privately owned museum and library. Works of 19th Century Filipino Masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo will take center stage, together with works of conservatives Juan Arellano, Fabian de la Rosa, and Fernando Amorsolo as well as works by modernists Victorio Edades, Nena Saguil, Botong Francisco, H.R. Ocampo, and Fernando Zobel, just to name a few. Pottery from the Calatagan excavation, rare Filipiniana books, and Philippine maps dating back to the 16th century will complete the exhibition. 

For inquiries please call Tina Modrigo at 631-2417 / 635-9545 or send an email to

‘Understanding Philippine Visual Art Through the collections of Ateneo Art Gallery and Lopez Museum and Library’

September 7 – Beginnings of Philippine visual arts by Dr. Esperanza Gatbonton
September 14 – Luna and Hidalgo by Dr. Ambeth Ocampo
September 21 – Academics: Lozano, Asuncion, Domingo by Ambassador Jose Maria Cariño 
September 28 – Conservatives: Dela Rosa, Amorsolo, Arellano, Castañada by Dr. Patrick Flores
October 5 – The Triumvirates: Botong, Edades and Ocampo by Dr. Alice Guillermo and Ino Manalo
October 19 – Contemporary Art by Prof. Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez
October 26 – 70’s – 80’s period by Ma. Victoria Herrera
November 16 – Moderns and Neo-realists by Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez


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