The Jorge B. Vargas Museum houses a fine collection of Philippine art from the 19th and 20th century and regularly features temporary exhibits of contemporary Philippine artists. It is located at the main campus of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City.
Martial Jeudy is having his solo _EXHIBIT on February 28, 2017 at _GALLERY, A SPACE Greenbelt, 6PM
Influenced by Nature through his travels and the discovery of Japanese culture through bonsai and Japanese Kyudo archery. His dedication for Sumi-e ink painting boosted his interest to control the technique.
The doors are open for all art enthusiasts and to those who wish to learn more about his technique. Drinks and Food on us! :)
Bonifacio Global City still has the luxury of space and green areas. The parks Track 30th and Terra 28th is the place to go to in BGC if you would like to jog or go to the playground with the kids.
If you haven't decided on what present to give your loved ones back home this Christmas, Filipino handicrafts and other local products would be a good choice. Check out our list where you can find authentic Pinoy-made products.
Owned by the Ayala Foundation, the Ayala Museum is a six-storey edifice established in 1967. The Ayala Museum features different exhibitions and workshops on culture and the arts in during the whole year - which might bring you to buying a membership card! The definite-have-to-be-seen is the Crossroads of Civilizations, a breath-taking and stunning exhibition.
Located in the hills of Antipolo above the Megacity, Pinto Art Museum is probably the most beautiful venue for art in Greater Manila. Apart from galleries with hundreds of exciting artworks, it has several restos and cafés and a large, lush park area full of sculptures and places to relax.
Want to learn more about Philippine art, culture, and history? The National Museum offers all of it and you don't have to pay a single centavo to get in! The National Museum consist of the National Museum of the Filipino People, the National Art Gallery, and the National Planetarium. All three buildings are located within walking distance in Manila. The National Museum also operates regional museums all over the Philippines.
The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) made it in the history books for being Asia’s first international convention center – housing paintings and sculptures of various Filipino artists and also serving as a venue for political summits, conventions and concerts of international artists.
Spend some of your free time on learning about the country's cultural roots and widen your horizon while in the Megacity! Metro Manila hosts a number of museums featuring Philippine culture & art, mostly private collections. There is little international art to be stunned by, but the local art will also take your breath away. There are also several interactive science and art museums that are great for a family day on weekends. Apart from that, you will find some interesting smaller museums about specific topics, from shoes and money to the Armed Forces and Chinese life in the Philippines.
There are not a lot of theatres in the Megacity, but those are worth visiting. It is especially prudent to keep tabs of what is showing in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines as it is the main destination for performing arts. There might also be plays in other places (such as the Greenbelt Malls on the Cinema Stage) from time to time. So it is good to keep eyes and ears open to be one of the first to know what is going to hit the Megacity next.
Channeling your inner Van Gogh while sipping on your favorite beverages is easily enjoyed by booking a session at Sip & Gogh in Quezon City.
With its rich cultural background, the Philippines is proud to host plenty of events, revolving around art, movies, music, or religious and traditional holidays. Those events always bring together mixed crowds and are usually enjoyed by a large number of people. So if you plan to visit an event, plan ahead!
This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.
'70s Bistro in Anonas is one of the hippest places in Quezon City. Although difficult to find if you do not frequent the area, getting there is worth it because live music is played at the bistro every night from Monday to Saturday. The entrance fee is around 100 to 200 pesos and the dishes served in the Anonas hangout place range from less than 60 to around 300 Pesos.
The Cine Europe is an annual festival featuring movies from all over Europe in the Megacity.
Craving for Culture? The Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) is home to the nation's artistic and cultural performances and exhibitions. It is often the venue for musical performances, plays, painting exhibitions, and film showings.
See something funny, amazing or just really "Pinoy" (typical Filipino)? Just snap a quick picture, send it to us, and win a Megacitizens Manila Mug!
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with Ayala Museum and with support from JT International (Philippines) Inc., commemorates the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami with a traveling exhibition that recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan opens on June 16 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum.
Charge your cameras, take off your shoes and immerse in the colorful world of Art in Island. This newly opened art museum is family-friendly and interactive, as visitors become part of astonishing 3D-paintings.
San Agustin Museum in the walled city of Manila sits right beside San Agustin Church --a popular venue for church weddings in the country. Exploring the museum for a small fee can be a delightful way to look back in time and learn more about Philippine heritage, history, and art.
The UST Museum is like a gateway to an older world. Established in the year 1682, the university museum is the oldest existing museum in the country. It started as an observation room for the sciences, specifically for pharmaceutical science and medicine, and later became a repository for all kinds of artistic and scientific objects.
While there are many museums that display old art work from Philippine masters, the Megacity also has a lot to offer when it comes to art galleries that showcase both old and contemporary art. Contemporary artists well-known in Manila’s art scene display their works in many of the metro’s popular art galleries. The three galleries mentioned in this article are highly recommended places that every art lover should visit.