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:
First up, Art in Island!
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!
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. 🙂
Next, Yuchengco Museum!
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
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.
The 2nd floor provides artists a space to sell their works.
The 1st floor is the Masters Gallery. It exhibits paintings of 19th century as well as national artists.
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.
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!