Attention Art Lovers! The Yuchengco Museum is Offering Free Admission on May 18!
May 16, 2018
In lieu of National Museum Day on Friday, May 18, 2018, the Yuchengco Museum is offering free admission to all its exhibitions and galleries from 10AM to 6PM.
Since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day every 18th of March as a way to highlight the importance of museums and the role they serve in society and development. “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures, and development of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among peoples,” shares ICOM President Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz.
This Friday, make your way down the Makati-based museum to immerse yourself in the exemplary work of the best Filipino painters, National Artists and esteemed modernists. The museum features a variety of art in its exhibits, including prints, paintings, and sculptures. On the fourth floor galleries, learn about the prestigious Yuchengco family, their Yuchengco Group of Companies, and National Hero Jose Rizal.
Some notable exhibits to look out for on National Museum Day are “Constant Forms, Resonant Practice” (3rd floor) which features the winning work of women artists and “A Celebration of Artist Excellence” which showcases pieces of National Artists side by side. The museum has gathered some of the important works of Fernando Amorsolo, HR Ocampo, Vincent Manansala, Victorio Edades, Ang Kiukok, and others.
The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (632) 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDITS: Carlos “Botong” Francisco (National Artist, 1912-1969), Camote Easters, 1964, oil on canvas, 86 x 148 cm (now on exhibit at the Yuchengco Musuem)