You're Going to Love Ayala Museum's Free Admission Day
It's not even International Museum Day yet!
(SPOT.ph) The Ayala Museum is hard to miss when driving around the Makati Central Business District. The distinctive building boasts six stories of metal and glass, and an eye-catching fountain at the main entrance that welcomes guests. Known for fascinating permanent displays like dioramas that trace Philippine history and a collection of miniature models of maritime vessels, the museum usually charges a P225 entrance fee. On special occasions, though, we get a free-admission day—such as the one coming up on July 22, Saturday.
"Who wants a FREE DAY at the Ayala Museum?," was announced through Ayala Museum's Facebook page in the afternoon of July 10. This teaser was followed with yet another cliffhanger an hour after. Early into the evening, it was finally confirmed that admission to all galleries is free on the said date.
The Dawn Man by "Vicente Manansala"
Currently on display is Manansala & Manalad: Framing History, which features 70 original drawings by National Artist Vicente Manansala and Amadeo Manalad; Vestments for Worship Wrapped in Identity: Museum of Transfiguration Abbey Collection, which showcases the liturgical vestments designed and created by Dom Martin Gomez, OSB; and Arturo Luz: First Light, which traces the artist's early works. Aside from the ongoing exhibitions, museum-goers will also be treated to performances, workshops, and talks.
The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit Ayala Museum's website.