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The Ayala Museum in Makati City

Ayala Museum was envisioned by Fernando Zobel, one of the founders of Ayala Foundation and himself an abstract painter, way back in the 1950s. The museum started out as a venue for celebrating Philippine history and iconography but gradually evolved into a museum showcasing Philippine fine arts and history. The gradual transformation of the museum into a venue where “Re-collecting the past, Re-presenting the future” is evident in its display.

Located at the ground floor gallery are the works of Arturo Luz, a contemporary Filipino visual artist. The ground floor gallery also serves as venue for contemporary Philippine arts exhibits and for local shows in partnership with international institutions.

The second floor gallery is a favorite among grade-schoolers as it is home to Philippine history in diorama. Aptly named the Diorama Experience, it showcases 60 pieces of beautifully and accurately made dioramas depicting the highlights and major events in Philippine history starting from pre-historic time up to the mid 1980s. The time travel culminates in a multimedia
presentation of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986 not excluding the turbulent 1950s and the violent and rebellious Martial law years. Also in the gallery are miniatures of Philippine maritime vessel.

The third floor gallery is home to the museum’s fine arts collection highlighting the works of three Filipino painters who are pioneers in their own styles. Showcased are some of the art works of the Juan Luna (1857-1899), Fernando Amorsolo (1882-1972) and Fernando Zobel (1924-1984).

The fourth floor is reserved for three groups of exhibits: Gold of Ancestors; Embroidered multiples and A Millennium of Contact. The Gold of Ancestors highlights more than one thousand objects used by pre-colonial Filipinos. The embroidered multiples are two collections
of fine Philippine embroidery borrowed from the private collection of the Pardo de Tavera collection and the French’s Bréjard collection. A millennium of contacts is all about Chinese and Southeast Asian antique ceramics.

The museum is located at the corner of Makati Avenue and De la Rosa Street. It is highly accessible from Greenbelt mall and Landmark. It is open every day except Mondays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and from 10:00 pm to 7:00 pm on weekends.

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posted Mar. 10th, 2013 - 7:56pm
HAU says:
Wish you had indicated the Museum fee and the museum schedule and those who you have featured before. Thanks!

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