The Ateneo Art Gallery

About

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. Artists represented in the collection include Fernando Zóbel, Vicente Manansala, David Cortez Medalla, HR Ocampo, Galo Ocampo, Arturo Luz, Impy Pilapil and Jose Tence Ruiz.

The Ateneo Art Gallery hosts innovative exhibitions and public programs highlighting works from its permanent collection as well as works from other collections for special thematic shows.

The Ateneo Art Gallery also spearheads an exciting overview of young Philippine contemporary art annually through the Ateneo Art Awards, now recognized as “the most prestigious prize for an emerging artist in the Philippines.

The Gallery is located in the Second Level of Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

STAFF

  • Ma. Victoria “Boots” Herrera / Director & Chief Curator /
  • Yael A. Buencamino / Managing Curator /
  • Joel de Leon / Assistant Curator /
  • Ria Talamayan-Aguilar / Museum Registrar /
  • Tricia Raya / Exhibition Coordinator /
  • John Paul Palaming / Gallery Assistant /
  • Robert Martinez / Messenger /

Staff may also be reached through (+632) 426.6001 ext. 4160 or telefax at (+632) 426.6488