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Ateneo Art Gallery - First museum of Philippine modern art established in 1960 through Fernando Zóbel’s bequest 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.

Now in its new home in the Arts Wing of Areté, the Ateneo Art Gallery has expanded the scope of its exhibition programs to feature more of its permanent collection at the upper ground and second floor galleries, presented in different thematic contexts. The third-floor galleries are ideal spaces for more contemporary and experimental art projects such as the annual Ateneo Art Awards as well as survey and historical exhibitions. The Ben Chan ArtSuite, a multi-purpose venue, provides a space dedicated for educational activities and other public programs such as workshops, lectures, seminars, and film screenings.

Artists represented in the collection include Fernando Zóbel, Vicente Manansala, David Cortez Medalla, HR Ocampo, Galo Ocampo, Arturo Luz, Roberto Chabet, Raymundo Albano, Marciano Galang, BenCab, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Impy Pilapil, Danilo Dalena, Jose Tence Ruiz, Pablo Baen Santos, Antipas Delotavo, Egai Fernandez, Brenda Fajardo, Julie Lluch, Fil Delacruz, Jonathan Olazo, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Kiri Dalena, Rodel Tapaya, Maria Taniguchi, Mark Salvatus, Yason Banal, and Raffy T Napay, among many others.

The new AAG venues are:

  • Upper Ground Floor: Mr & Mrs Ching Tan Gallery, Mr & Mrs Chung Te Gallery, and Ernesto and Susan Tanmantiong Gallery
  • 2nd Floor: Wilson L Sy Prints and Drawings Gallery and the Ben Chan ArtSuite
  • 3rd Floor: Alicia P Lorenzo Gallery, Ambeth R Ocampo Gallery, Elizabeth Gokongwei Gallery and Fredesvinda Almeda Consunji Gallery