Pasyal 2017: UP Diliman Art Trail now available

“Pasyal”: UP Diliman Art Trail (“Pasyal 2017”), a monograph and map tandem featuring historical buildings, public art and open spaces at UP Diliman (UPD), is now available at the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA).

Pasyal 2017 is a handy tool for visitors who want to roam the campus and explore the art trail, either by foot or on wheels.

It features 63 sites and symbols of interest composed of academic and administrative buildings like the Palma Hall, Quezon Hall, Gonzales Hall and the newly-built College of Architecture and National Science Complex, and landmark structures like the Tribute to Higher Education and University Gateway.

The monograph also features paintings (e.g. Barter of Panay and The Arts and the Sciences), murals (e.g. Isandaang Taon sa Bukang-Liwayway), sculptures (e.g. Oblation and Siyam na Diwata ng Sining [Nine Muses of the Arts]), museum (Vargas Museum), dormitory (e.g. International Center), places of worship (Parish of the Holy Sacrifice and Church of the Risen Lord), cinema (Cine Adarna), theater (Villamor Hall) and open spaces (e.g. Oblation Plaza, Amphitheater, Academic Oval and Sunken Garden).

Each entry comprises a photograph and useful information. For buildings, these include the architect, date of completion, name of academic unit housed in the building and related historical data. Public art entries indicate the artist, title of artwork, date of creation, medium, location and description of the work. The open spaces are ascribed to its location, builders or architects.

Among the architects who designed the UPD buildings are National Artists for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin and Juan F. Nakpil, while some of the artworks were the works of National Artists for Visual Arts Napoleon V. Abueva, Abdulmari Asia Imao and Guillermo Tolentino. These national artists studied or taught in UP.

The monograph, 9 inches by 6 inches in size, can fit easily in a bag while the three-fold map, 16 inches by 22 inches in size, snugly fits in the sleeve at the inside of the front cover. The map shows the true scale of the campus, the name of the streets and the location of the sites and symbols of interest. This tandem is a good companion for visitors who want to know more of the campus and its rich heritage.

The monograph was introduced to the public on Oct. 24 at the University Theater Lobby, along with the launch of the UP Diliman Art Inventory Project which “embarks on cataloguing art collections of the University. It is envisioned to expand the inventory in terms of content, support a sustainable museum education program, sustain conservation efforts aim at a key of the collections and provide public access to the University art heritage,” said OICA Officer-in-Charge and Program Leader Prof. Sir Anril P. Tiatco, PhD.

This is the third edition of the publication, first published in 2002 and updated in 2004. The three editions were published by the UPD Office of the Chancellor and OICA.

Pasyal: UP Diliman Art Trail is now available for P250. OICA is located at the 3rd floor of the University Theater (front side), Osmeña Ave. For other inquiries, contact OICA at 981-8500 local 2659 or 2660 or send an email to

Posted: December 14, 2017 16:15