The Ateneo Art Gallery proceeds to expand its collection from the generosity of its donors who have bestowed more photographs, fine art prints, and sculptures that are relevant to modern times.
To explore contemporary issues through the collection, the museum ensures its relevance to the present. Ateneo Art Gallery continues being a space for dialogue as it tackles pressing societal issues while reflecting contemporary art practice.
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 Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City