Makatizens, did you know that May 18 is a day where the world all over celebrates the marvel that is the museum? If you’re a lover of museums and happen to be denizen of the City That Makes It All Happen, then make May 18, Friday and May 20, Sunday red-letter days because Makati is celebrating International Museum Day where most museums in the world grant free admission to the public!
Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day every May 18th to highlight the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its 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 year’s celebration of International Museum Day particularly focuses on “Hyperconnected museums – New approaches, new publics.”
And yes, our fair city has two prestigious museums that’s worth a visit. Take a gander at what they have on offer and make sure to drop by, okay? You can’t miss this!
When Is The Free Admission: May 18, Friday, 2018
What Are The Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM
Where Is It Located: RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati
Contact: Call (632) 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.
Gander at works by Filipino painters, National Artists, and esteemed modernists through prints, paintings, and sculptures throughout the museum . Learn more about the Yuchengco family, the Yuchengco Group of Companies, and our country’s very own National Hero Jose Rizal at the fourth floor galleries.
When Is The Free Admission: May 20, Sunday, 2018
What Are The Hours: 12PM to 8 PM
Contact: Call (02) 759-8288.
Ayala Museum invites you to celebrate International Museum Day with them for free this coming May 20, 2018! That’s a Sunday, folks.
With the launch of its Virtual Reality Rizal experience last year and its own app just last month, Ayala Museum has made it known that it is not afraid to use technology to create new and exciting museum experiences. The museum recognizes the importance of the digital experience in enhancing the more traditional features of the museum.
Even Ayala Museum’s current changing exhibits – Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures and Alwin Reamillo’s Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House – showcase new approaches to art. Tossing aside the strict rules that usually accompany galleries, these exhibits allow visitors to interact with the art, even become the art, and just have fun with the experience.
Also featured are Ayala Museum’s long-standing permanent collections – Gold of Ancestors, the Dioramas of Philippine History, A Millennium of Contact, Art and the Order of Nature, and Fernando Zobel.
Which of the two museums will you be visiting? Why not make it both? Tag us in your snaps @makeitmakati or with the hashtag #MakeItMakati.
*Featured photo courtesy of Wincy Ong.