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Historia: Stories of Art | The BPI Collection

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the first and oldest private bank in the country, has made its mark as a corporate art patron, as well as a financial institution. BPI and the BPI Foundation acquired over 900 works of art through acquisitions and 10 bank mergers. The BPI collection has the distinguished inclusion […]

Reminiscing Purita Kalaw-Ledesma: The Triumphs and Struggles of a Filipina Art Servant

The name Purita Kalaw-Ledesma resists from merely couching, rather comfortably, on the name and achievements of her government-official-turned-writer-and-historian father, Teodoro M. Kalaw. Hers strides alongside a story of a woman art servant without whom would have greatly changed the narrative of the rise and development of modern art in the country. In fact, according to the editor […]