National Artists from the Ambeth Ocampo Collection

National Artists from the Ambeth Ocampo Collection

When asked why works from the Ambeth R Ocampo bequest seem out of sync with the rest of the permanent collection, Ocampo explained, “My modest collection attempts to fill in the gaps in the AAG Permanent Collection that will hopefully grow into a survey collection that will someday tell the story of Philippine Art.”

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Widely recognized today as the first museum of Philippine modern art, the Ateneo Art Gallery was established in 1960 through Fernando Zóbel’s bequest to the Ateneo of his collection of works by key Filipino post war artists. Through the years, other philanthropists and artists followed Zobel’s initiative, filling in the gaps so that the collection now surveys every Philippine art movement in the post war era: from neo-realism and abstract expressionism to today’s post-modern hybrid tendencies.

Time & Location

Ateneo Art Gallery

10 - 19 February 2023

Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City