'Philippine Art History' lectures at Ateneo Art Gallery
(The Philippine Star) - September 17, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines -  Take a trip through the more than hundred-year history of Philippine art at the Ateneo Art Gallery with its Philippine Art Lecture Series.  Taught by experts in the fields of colonial, academic, modern and contemporary art, the series will give participants an overview of the development of Philippine art from the 19th century all the way up to today’s lively art scene.

The seven sessions happen on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, talks about “Philippine Colonial Art” on Sept. 22. Fr. Javellana teaches in the Fine Arts Program of the Ateneo de Manila University.  He has authored several books on Philippine architecture and style including La Casa de Dios: The Legacy of Filipino-Hispanic Churches in the Philippines, Fortress of Empire: Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines, 1565-1898, Wood and Stone for God’s Greater Glory: Jesuit Art and Architecture in the Philippines, Filipino Style and Intramuros In and Around: An Interactive Guide.

Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez talks about “Art in the Academic period-Damian Domingo to Fernando Amorsolo” on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Eloisa May Hernandez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines.  She is the author of Homebound: Women Visual Artists in 19th Century Philippines and co-author of a Philippine Art and Culture, part of a series of books for high school students which aims to stimulate understanding of and appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of Philippine society.

Ma. Victoria Herrera talks about “Modern Art in the Philippines” on Oct. 20 and 27. Ma. Victoria Herrera is the officer-in-charge of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division.  She is a lecturer in the Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts program and assistant professor in the Department of Art Studies, University of  the Philippines. She has curated numerous exhibitions including “Yuta: Earthworks by Julie Lluch, A Retrospective”; “Windows to Conversations: Roberto Chabet, Lee Aguinaldo, Fernando Zobel”; and “Lee Aguinaldo: A Retrospective.”

Dr. Flaudette May Datuin talks about “Philippine Contemporary Art” on Nov. 10 and 17. Flaudette May V. Datuin, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Art Studies in the University of the Philippines and co-founding editor of Ctrl+P, a contemporary arts journal launched in 2006 with information about contemporary art and culture in the Philippines and internationally. Datuin is also the author of Home Body Memory: Filipina Artists in the Visual Arts, 19th Century to the Present.  She has curated numerous exhibitions including the recent multi-venue exhibit featuring local and international artists titled “Nothing to Declare.”

For information, call the Ateneo Art Gallery at 426-6488 or visit http://ateneoartgallery.org/.

A RETROSPECTIVE ART DEPARTMENT OF ART STUDIES LEE AGUINALDO MANILA UNIVERSITY PHILIPPINE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
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