Art Appreciation: Art in Island x Yuchengco Museum x Ayala Museum

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I love anything that stimulates my eyes, and leaves me with a weird yet contented feeling at the same time. One of them is art.

This will be the 3rd installment of my “northern experience”, and I’ll be tackling about the museums I visited.

To recap, here are the first two entries:

  1. A Trip To The North To Meet Jon
  2. Intramuros: the Walled City

First up, Art in Island!

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Along the entrance

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Located at 175 15th Ave, Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, this museum boasts of 3D Art. Unlike other conventional museums, you can interact with the exhibits.

Art in Island business hours is from 09:30AM to 09:30PM. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, except on holidays! The ticket booth closes by 8:00PM. Entrance fee is $10.39 USD (500 PHP) for adults, and $8.31 USD (400 PHP) for students. They also offer discounts for Senior Citizens and PWDs. Before interacting with the artworks, you will be asked to leave your shoes in their baggage counter.

The goal there is to have fun and be creative!

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Map and Reminders

The museum has 2 floors and please be warned, it’s a huge place! They are claiming to be the largest of its kind in Asia, so you need to prepare your feet as mine got sore after.

Together with Jona, I have met up with a friend whom I got to know through the online game called Ragnarok. Her name is Cza. 🙂

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Next, Yuchengco Museum!

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This museum is located in RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala Avenue and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati, Philippines. It was constructed to provide space for Alfonso T. Yuchengco’s artwork collection. It encourages the public to appreciate art.

The Yuchengco Museum is open from Monday to Saturday at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with the exception of holidays.Admission rate is $2.07 USD (100 PHP) for adults, while it’s only $1.03 USD (50 PHP) for students, children, seniors, and PWDs. ICOM and Asia Society members are also discounted to $1.03 USD (50 PHP). Employees of Samsung and Yuchengco Group of Companies can visit for free.

The 4th floor is all about the Yuchengco family’s Chinese heritage

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The 3rd floor has the largest space in the museum and it houses varying artworks depending on a specific theme. It is also where the end of the Suspended Garden (seemingly floating rocks) is located.

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The 2nd floor provides artists a space to sell their works.

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Trying to be a chameleon. lol

The 1st floor is the Masters Gallery. It exhibits paintings of 19th century as well as national artists.

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For the last one, Ayala Museum!

I already got tired from walking around (we just walked from the Yuchengco Museum to get to the Ayala Museum), so I only got few pictures. Plus, taking pictures in some floors is prohibited.

The Ayala Museum is located in Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati, Makati, Philippines. The admission rate for adult Filipinos is $4.65 USD (225.00 PHP), while Filipino students, senior citizens and PWDs is for $2.59 USD (125.00). Adult foreigners are charged with  $8.79 USD (425 PHP), while foreign students, senior citizens and PWDs are charged with $6.21 USD (300PHP).

The museum showcases The Philippine Diorama Experience. It is about the milestones of Philippine’s history in 60 cute dioramas.

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A diorama up close

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Handcrafted Diorama

I also find it cool that they provide a reference on how people look in their dioramas. They provided their heights as well.

Aside from the dioramas, the museum also exhibits archaeological stuff, like old ceramics, jewelry and textiles.

How about you guys? Do you like art? Have you visited museums? Let me know more by leaving your comments below!

 

Some Art in Island photos were taken using Cza’s phone due to battery shortage.
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46 thoughts on “Art Appreciation: Art in Island x Yuchengco Museum x Ayala Museum

  1. I’m a big art fan and I loveeeee all these museums. So far I’ve only been to the Ayala Museum and I really enjoyed that. Hopefully I’ll get to visit the rest this year 😀😀😀

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  2. I’ve only ever been to a 3D art museum once, but from the pictures in your post, it definitely looks a lot bigger. It has a gallery too! As an introvert, I would love to get lost in here. Great post, and you looked fabulous, too! 🙂

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  3. I always get fascinated with 3d arts, and this one was no exception. Loved your photos!!! I wish I could visit one here in Cebu that has an affordable entrance fee. Nonetheless, I’d like to visit this one someday!

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  4. What a cool art gallery! Love the interactions you guys had with some of the pieces! The art work towards the end of your article was amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone!

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  5. Wow! Thank you for introducing this to us I am not aware of such museum. I brought my boys to the Art In Island before and they truly enjoyed the 3D art displays. Surely, they will also appreciate Ayala Museum and Yuchengco Museum.

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  6. The art pieces looks good. Art museums and the way how ethusiasts interpret every painting is always a jargon to me. Haha! 3D art always interest me bu never been to a 3d museum. We have one here in Cebu but too far from the metro..

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  7. Awesome museum hopping trip! I love museums and I’d be amused to try this one. Although I hate museums that just allows you to pose… I actually wanna learn something new aside from trick arts haha. Will visit Yuchengco soon. It’s right at my grad school campus!

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  8. I love your striped dress! It looks fantastic on you!
    Also, the 3D art on the wall is amazing! I can only imagine how much effort it took the artist to create it

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  9. We’ve been here with the kids. I think it was last year and we had fun! The place was just crowded during our visit because of the school filedtrips but the kids enjoyed a lot! Amazing how those painted walls were meticulously crafted, right? Picture perfect! 🙂

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  10. I didn’t know there’s such a thing as Ayala Museum? I would love to visit, one day! I recently took a trip to Pinto Art Museum and I enjoyed it a lot! I promised myself to visit more museums in the future. I got one more thing to say, some of the photos in this post seem to be broken 😦

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  11. I have heard a lot about that 3D museum and I have seen lots of photos taken there. I would love to visit it and take some cool “unreal” photos myself. The Yuchengco Museum sounds very interesting too, I like that modern art on the walls.

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  13. I’ve seen Art in Island because they have this birthday promo where the celebrant is free to enter. (P500 is a lit pricey) And I enjoyed. I wish I brought a tripod but I don’t know if you can bring it inside. Never got the chance to see the 2 museums in Makati. But they look informative.

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  14. Visited Ayala Museum twice now! And it’s really nice. If I’m not mistaken, they feature different artists every month. And I have heard a lot about the Art in Island in Cubao. I also saw lots of pictures of my friends who went there.. Been wanting to visit it too but I haven’t had the time yet. You should visit The Mind Museum naman next! Heard is also nice! 😀

    Here’s my blog post about Ayala Museum: http://www.maayalegaspi.com/2016/08/in-photos-inspire-everyday-at-ayala.html it’s when they have an event and invited lots of artists. 🙂

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  15. what a great day! I love those kinds of art museums and I would love spending an entire day in them. You got some great photos too! There’s one of these 3D museums in Phuket and my son always loved going to take photos there. Did you make it to all the museums that day?

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  16. I love art! I studied arts & culture and I’ve always loved going to museums and also to analyze and discuss art. This year I’ve been to the National Galery in London and I thought it was amazing. I definitely love interactive art. Art in Island looks amazing. Love that their goal is being fun and creative. The pictures are so funny! I love the set up of the Yuchengco Museum. It looks so spacious. The black & white painting is interesting!

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  17. Most of the photos look okay to me but I don’t know, it’s probably just me but the photo of you with your tush out in Ayala Museum, made you look like you were about to poop on the jar or sticking your ass against the photo of the men in the photo. Being that its not an interactive museum like Art in Island, it just seemed really off to me. Aside from that, everything looked cool

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    • Hello Kathy! Actually, that photo is supposed to be a joke I did with my bf (the one who took the photo). And yeah, I intend to look like I was pooping on the jar. But sticking my tush against the men in the picture is another interpretation. I didn’t see that one. Good catch! 🙂 And no, Ayala museum is not an interactive museum. 🙂

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  18. I havent been to any of this but hopefully soon. I feel like a freeman now away from work so yeah, i might drop by sometime soon. These places are definitely a good and fun thing to do!

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  19. It’s great to know that you’re still friends with someone you’ve met in Ragnarok. Sometimes a game can really bond us together. Anyway, I think a whole day is needed for Art in Island to get the most out of one’s money. We had been to Yuchengco Museum when we were in college and it looks great 😀

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  20. It’s always a lovely feeling to visit museums and feed our eyes and souls with art. I’ve always been wanting to go to Yuchengco museum and the last time we attempted, it was closing time already. I don’t seem to remember that Art in Island had maps! Well, maybe because we visited during a different year as well. Glad that they now give maps! It’s always a good thing since we were exploring on our own back then. Just wandering around and discovering which artwork is up next on our photos.

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