Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Museum at DLSU honors Doreen G. Fernandez

The Museum at De La Salle University (DLSU) in partnership with the DLSU Office for Strategic Communications orgazined a special viewing of its current exhibit entitle "Food for Thought: A Celebration of Good Taste," orgazined to honor Doreen G. Fernandez as a writer, teacher, friend, and benefactor. The exhibition is also a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of her death.

The sister of the late Doreen G. Fernandez, Ms. Della Besa, graced the press viewing, held last JUly 27,2012(Friday).

Curator Ms. Lalyn Buncab opened the program with a brief history of how DLSU became the custodian of the Wili and  Doreen Fernandez private collection. She also talked about the different works of art that comprised the collection. Before the program ended, Besa shared her message to the guests on behalf of Doreen's family.

"The exhibit represent Doreen's life and work -- he good taste in food, in writing, in art and in education -- highlighting what is good in Filipino culture" Buncab said.

Items in the exhibit include memorabilia of Doreen such as books, art works, trophies, photographs and plaques that carry the theme of food.

To the people who don't know who is Doreen G. Fernandez, she was holding the PhD in Literature was obtained at the Ateneo de Manila University, 1977. Her Masters degree in Literature was from the same university. Her undergraduate degree in English was obtained at the St. Scholastica College in 1954.

She worked as Professor of the Ateneo de Manila University, as Chairperson of Department of English, Interdisciplinary Studies and Department of Communication and as member of the Editorial Boards of Philippine Studies, Filipinas Journal of Philippine Studies, and The Asian Theatre Journal

Here some the exhibit inside the museum.


The exhibit will run at the Museum at DLSU until August.  For more info on the museum, please visit or call 524-4611 loc 368.

Thanks to DLSU Office for Strategic Communications Ms. Marge Liggayu and Arvin Ello for the invitation and the reference.

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