Day 1 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Between Worlds Raden Saleh and Juan Luna

The exhibition explores the extraordinary lives and stories of two artists who are considered heroes in their home countries––Indonesian painter Raden Saleh (c.1811–1880) and Filipino painter Juan Luna (1857–1899). The exhibition takes you through significant chapters of each artist’s journey, uncovering parallels and differences in their experiences, from their emergence as artists in Java and the Philippines; to their subsequent training and participation in artistic and social circles in Europe; and their later return to Southeast Asia.

Curators Russell Storer and Clarissa Chikiamco will talk about how the development of this landmark exhibition from conceptualization to the selection of pieces and negotiation of loans from museums and private collections throughout the world. The exhibition brings together a body of Luna’s works that show his depth and breadth as an artist, showing works that have never been seen outside of Europe.