Understanding Philippine visual art lecture seriesThe Lopez Memorial Museum and Library and the Ateneo Art Gallery team up for an eight-week lecture series on the history and characteristics of Philippine visual art, from pre-colonial to contemporary art.
The lectures series, “Understanding Visual Art through the collections of Ateneo Art Gallery and Lopez Museum and Library”, is for eight consecutive Saturdays from 9am to 12nn starting September 7, 2013. The first month will be held in the Lopez Museum in Ortigas Center and the second month in the Ateneo Art Gallery in Quezon City.
The lecture series is designed to introduce participants to art from the pre-colonial period to the present through talks by art experts. What sets this lecture series apart from others is that participants will have the opportunity to study the actual artworks instead of seeing the images projected on a screen. Speakers are: Esperanza Gatbonton (Beginnings of Philippine art, September 7), Dr. Ambeth Ocampo (Luna and Hidalgo, September 14), Amb. Jose Maria Cariño (Academics: Lozano, Asuncion & Domingo, September 21), Dr. Patrick Flores (Conservatives: Amorsolo, September 28), Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez (13 Moderns and Neo-realists, October 12), Ma Victoria Hererra (70s – 80s, October 19), and Prof. Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez (Contemporary art, October 26).
The registration fee for the complete series is Php 6,400. Participants may register per lecture at Php 900 each session. Certificates will be issued to participants who are able to complete the series of lectures. To help ensure that participants will have ample opportunity to engage with the speakers and artworks, the number of participants is limited to 30 individuals per session. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.