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Beyond Odalisques

BEYOND ODALISQUES: 19th Century Women Artists in the Philippines

20 JULY 2019, SATURDAY, 2:00-4:00 PM

I’m Sorry, Who?

Pelagia, Carmen, Paz not Luna or Hidalgo whose acclaim and works are well known by Filipinos. Here instead is a lecture that will uncover names hidden between old newspaper clippings, displayed in a lesser known world fair, and on paintings tucked away in private collections or annihilated by the bombs of the Second World War.

Join the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Lopez Museum for Beyond Odalisques: 19th Century Women Artists in the Philippines, a lecture that talks about the first woman to walk the halls of the prestigious painting school in Manila, rarely heard of hands ready to sculpt commissioned busts, to paint the sweetest fruits in the richest colors. The lecture will tackle institutions of the 19th century and how definitions of art and acclaim contributed to who would be remembered as artists.

Dr. Eloi Hernandez speaks for Beyond Odalisques and sheds light into the corners of the art world of 19th century Philippines and the women often overlooked by history books and lectures.

This program is part of Highlights a lecture series presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Lopez Museum designed to bridge the narratives of traditional and contemporary art forms in the Philippine context. Utilizing the collections of the two institutions, this lecture series aims to revisit various genres of Philippine art.

Where: Justitia Hall, Ateneo Law School

20 Rockwell Drive, APS Building, Rockwell Center, Makati

When: 20 July 2019 (Saturday), 2:00-4:00 PM

Registration fees

Students, Teachers, Senior Citizens: PHP 150

Adults: PHP 200

You may register through this link:

For inquiries and to register please email or call 631-2417, look for Yna.