Rediscover the art of history paintings in an online lecture


History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba?, an online conference that aims to reintroduce the neglected craft and discipline of history painting, and reiterate its role, particularly in postmodern times, is taking place via Zoom today , June 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

‘History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba?’ is an online conference that reintroduces the craft and discipline of history painting

The webinar is headlined by museum curator and published writer Gari Apolonio. It will guide viewers through the rich history of the genre, its development, and how it is produced and seen in the contemporary period.

It will also address movement in relation to art appreciation and identity formation. He will provide an in-depth discussion of the landmark exhibition Siningsaysay: Philippine History in Art, currently housed at the Gateway Gallery, of which he is a full-time curator.

Museum curator and published writer Gari Apolonio

He also had various art projects during his time at the Metropolitan Museum in Manila, Now Gallery and Auctions and collaborations with other advocacy organizations.

He is the author of the artist biography book Dreamscapes: The Art of Perfecto Mercado.

History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba? is free and open to the public as part of the online education programs of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Design Foundation.

Interested participants can register via this link:


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