Exhibitions Archive



Batang Lumad: Children of the Soil – Aba Lluch Dalena and Lina Zacher


SAMIN – UP Association of Clothing Technology Students (UP ACTS)


Human Seascape – Terue Yamauchi


Recovering FC – UP Department of Art Studies undergraduate class, AS 195 – Curatorship


Sa Timyas ng Paglaya – Samahan ng mga Ex-detainee Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA)


Punla: Indigenous People of the Land – Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights (TFIP) and SIKLAB Philippine Indigenous Youth Network


Fast Fashion: the Dark Side of Fashion – UP College of Home Economics, Goethe Institut, and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg).


Spatial Territories – UP College of Fine Arts graduate class FA 215



Venice Biennale mock-up exhibition – National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Lecture on Maritime Cultures by Dr. Cynthia Zayas of the Center for International Studies

President Edgardo J. Angara Conference – UP Center for Integrative and Developmental Studies

Polli-Nation: Round table discussion on modes of curatorial engagements – UP Department of Art Studies

Curated Confessions – Project Space Pilipinas

TugSayAwit – Main Library staff and librarians


Programs from 2009 – 2015

During its first six years the Bulwagan ng Dangal served as a venue to various programs such as exhibitions, concerts, lectures, workshops, and events. In this section is a list of programs and brief descriptions based on catalogs and brochures.


Pag-asa ng Bayan*
Main Hall, June 2009 – January 2010

The contents of the Bulwagan ng Dangal’s inaugural show, Pag-Asa ng Bayan, were from the University Art Collection, presenting the university’s history through art objects depicting key figures and events, such as bust sculptures of national heroes from the University Library Collection, portraits of past UP presidents, and paintings from the College of Law Collection, as well as pieces of public art, specifically the Oblation at Quezon Hall. The title is taken from a line in the university’s hymn, “speaks of the possibility of change that animates a forever expectant nation and people.”

Reviewing Rodriguez
Atelyer, November 2009 – December 2009

Imperial Reproductions
Atelyer, February 2010 – April 2010

Baler Aurora: Visual Arts Exhibit of the Dimalangat Arts Community*
Main Hall, 15 March 2010 – 30 April 2010

Baler Aurora

Main Hall, 15 February – 30 April 2010

Featuring photographs of the Dumagat and Ilongot people, as well as archival photos of Spanish soldiers and old sites, Baler Aurora is a visual arts show that highlights the history and beauty of Baler, Aurora, as a place that has produced outstanding individuals. It is a retrospection, but also a recognition that Baler and its art community is a “work in progress”. It features artworks by Eufemiano Amansec Jr., John Blanco, Roy Buen, Val Davidson De Leon, Sherwin Paul Gonzales, Vincent Christopher Gonzales, Amado Jimenes, Ian Asis Maigan, Jaypee Nidoy, Jasmin Micah Pasion, Erwin Prepose, Ibunsod Querijero, Rosanna Querijero, Marvin Soriano, and Jose Johann L. Bitancor.

Monochromed Memories: UP Landmarks Exhibition*
Atelyer, June 2010 – September 2010

Comprised of 35 drawings depicting the different landmarks in various UP campuses, Monochromed Memories present the characteristics and individual interpretations of iconic landmarks and buildings. Beyond the iteration of the UP as “the” national university, it also invites viewers into remembering time spent within the campus and of the university having served as an excellent learning space for its students, shaping minds and developing skills for future leaders and key figures in culture and politics. Works from this exhibition were initially shown at the UNESCO in Paris, France in 2008.

Diliman: Tracing the Terrain*
Main Hall, June 2010 – September 2010

Architecture and aesthetic contributes to the character of an institution. Diliman: Tracing the Terrain outlines the architectural history of the UP, from its inception as a “modern university” as envisioned by the late president Manuel L. Quezon. It also serves as an introspective study on the radical and often progressive views the university begets, and its modernist aesthetics, eschewing neo-classical styles and tradition in favor of an “austere elegance” (Pantoja-Hidalgo, 2009), putting the university at the fore of daring new ideas and expressions that have been applied in various fields and are continuing to be refined. As with Monochromed Memories, Tracing the Terrain is a reinforcement of UP’s lofty ideals of being the model campus, fashioned after the “city beautiful” mindset that has been introduced during the American occupation.


16 – 18 October 2010

Bozzetos (from the Philippines-Italy Cultural Nexus Exhibition)*
Main Hall, February 2011 – March 2011

The Philippines-Italy Cultural Nexus Exhibition presents the diversity and inclusiveness, in practice and media, of the UP College of Fine Arts. Vasari Hall of the Auditorium al Duomo in Florence, Italy was transformed into a working bottega where artists converged and conversed. Twenty-six Filipino artists were invited to participate in the exhibition, where they produced and showed works of various wall-bound media, and covering a number of concepts and commentaries on social issues.

Archi[types/text]: Architecture in Philippine Life*

1 February 2011

Connecting architecture to various human pursuits, Archi[types/text] is an exploration of the history and transformation of Philippine architecture, drawing intersections between fashion, urbanities, and politics.

Rizal sa UP*
Atelyer, June 2011 – July 2011

Rizal sa UP was installed in celebration of the sesquicentennial of Dr. Jose Rizal’s birth.

Sulyap sa Baro at Saya: Silayan ang Kola de Saya*
Main Hall, June 2011 – September 2011

Along with Rizal sa UP, Sulyap sa Baro at Saya was installed in celebration of the UP Diliman College of Home Economics

Presidential Exhibit: UP Presidency through the Decades
Main Hall, September 2011 – October 2011

Jose Joya: Artist, Scholar, Mentor*
Main Hall, February 2012

A show on the life and works of Jose Tanig Joya Jr., born in 1931, and who spent 63 years of his life in UP, first as a student and subsequently as one of the key figures of the community in the realm of Fine Arts. Joya is also regarded as one of the pillars of Philippine art and was an accomplished expressionist painter.

Gelvezon – Tequi*
Atelyer, February 2012

An exhibition of paintings and prints, was an exhibition of new and recent works by the artist, featuring the two versions of Visions of a Bodhisattva (1999 and 2000).

Jake Castorena and CFA Student Workshop: Animation Exhibition for the UP CFA
Main Hall, March 2012

University Commencement Exercises and UP Heritage Celebration
Main Hall, April 2012

Norberto Carating*
Main Hall, July 2012 – October 2012

A retrospective on the works of Norberto Carating, specifically on his works from the seventies on figures of Philippine folklore and mythology, as well as transcendental abstractions.

Philippine Abstractions
Main Hall, October 2012 – December 2012

Traces of Sadness and Sentimientos Filipinos: A Selection*

featuring the paintings of Tomas Javier Calvillo Unna

Atelyer, 7 February to 31 March 2013

Former ambassador of Mexico to the Philippines, Tomas Calvillo Unna showcased “poignant” poems “marked with sadness at the tragedies that have plagued our shared humanity” and paintings that are “meditative, intuitive and impressionistic”. It is also an affirmation of Unna’s connected to the Philippines and parallelisms between his homeland, Mexico, and this erstwhile second home.

University of the Philippines New Acquisitions I*
Main Hall, February 2013 – December 2014

The New Acquisitions exhibition showcased new works endowed to the University Art Collection, including works by Leo Abaya, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Julie Lluch, among other artists who are comprised of alumni and professors of the UP.

Sinag Microfunds’ Dreams on Canvas
Atleyer, May 2014 – June 2014

Mario VA Parial: Beyond Reality Exhibition
Main Hall, February 2015 – April 2015

The University Librarian in UP History
Main Hall, March 17, 2015


A Day with UP Artists
Main Hall and Atelyer, February 24, 2014

Concerts and Recitals

Au Revoir: UP Arco Send-off Concert
Main Hall, May 2, 2012

KoreokApela: UP Concert Chorus Live
Main Hall, March 2, 2013

Sacra e Seculare II: Master Class Recital of UP Manila Chorale and Emmanuel de Leon
Main Hall, October 25, 2014

Strings of Hope: UP Arco Concert
Main Hall, December 13, 2014

UP Madrigals Performance: Recital care of Dir. Mark Anthony Carpio
Main Hall, April 10, 2015

The UP Singing Ambassadors: An Evening of Choral Pleasure

Main Hall, November 6, 2015

An evening concert by the UP Singing Ambassadors to introduce new members. Their repertoire consisted of popular as well as Philippine folk songs. To add: the museum staff has noted the following issues: guests numbered to 300 and this caused issues in the space and put the artworks at risk. We suggest a strict seating limit of 150 – 200 persons to ensure an efficient flow of people and to keep the artworks safe.

Symposiums and Lectures

Four Maps, 1 Landscape: OVCRD Symposium
Main Hall, January 15, 2014

UP Population Insitute Symposium
Main Hall, October 17, 2014

Public Lecture in Defense of the Philippines: Assessing the Factors Affecting the External Defense Environment
Main Hall, November 11, 2014

Master Class Lecture on Harp and Guitar
Main Hall, October 10, 2015


UP Library Christmas Gala Event
Main Hall, December 17, 2014

Vyodor Dostoyevsky Bust Portrait Unveiling and Turn-over
Main Hall, March 12, 2013

Mario VA Parial: Beyond Reality Book Launch
Main Hall, March 27, 2015