Ayala Museum

Museum

Ayala Center Branch
Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa St., Ayala Center, Makati
Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number
(+63 2) 759-8288, (+63 2) 757-7117 to 21

Operating Hours
Museum Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Library Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm

Other Details

  • WebsiteAyala Museum
  • ProfileEnvisioned in the 1950s by the late artist, Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo, the Ayala Museum became a reality in 1967 as a project of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (then known as the Filipinas Foundation, Inc.). The museum's first home was in the Insular Life Building on Ayala Avenue in Makati. In 1974, the first Ayala Museum building on Makati Avenue, designed by the late National Artist for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin, was inaugurated. The museum's current building on the corner of De La Rosa Street was formally dedicated on September 28, 2004. It was Ayala's gift to the Filipino people in celebration of the Ayala Corporation's 170th anniversary. Led by Leandro Y. Locsin, Jr, the museum was designed by the architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin and Partners.

    Forming the core of the museum's historical collections are sixty handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history. Ayala Museum also features a one-of-a-kind boat gallery showcasing miniatures of some of the watercrafts that contributed to the development of Philippine maritime trade and colonial economy. Archaeological and ethnographic objects from the country's northern and southern cultural communities complement the historical collection. The fine arts collection features important works by three painters considered pioneers in Philippine art--Juan Luna (1857-1899), Fernando Amorsolo (1882-1972), and Fernando Zobel (1924-1984). Genre paintings from the 19th century Philippines are represented. This period reflect some of Europe's liberal ideas that gave rise to secular themes in Philippine art and popularized new modes of expressions.

    Source: Ayala Museum Official Website

Events

  • This is a workshop for young adults, no younger than 13 years old, who love taking photos and want to take their skills to the next level. Participants will learn the basics of photography, and acquire aesthetic and technical skills for taking captivating snapshots.

  • Ayala Museum presents "THE ART ROOM Summer Art Workshops 2016". Gain the basic foundation of creating visual art: its theories, best practices, and some handy tricks.

  • Photography for Kids, a workshop specifically designed for young children from 6 to 11 years old, is the perfect opportunity for your kids to discover and develop their love for photography.

  • Ayala Museum, in partnership with The Department of Tourism and Faber-Castell, presents SUMMER ST’ART: Arts and crafts workshop inspired by Philippine Festivals.

  • This is a workshop for young adults, no younger than 13 years old, who love taking photos and want to take their skills to the next level.

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