Smacked in the middle of the busy and chic malls of Makati is an art sanctuary called Ayala Museum.
After the successful launch of their “Inspire Every Day!” #InspireEveryDay campaign held last July 19, 2014, an upcoming event that art-lovers can to look forward to this weekend is the Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day.
This Saturday, July 25, visitors will be able to enjoy Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day from 9 am to 6 pm. In store Ayala Museum’s gallery that will surely be a visual delight are displays and exhibits of Philippine historical events, pre-Hispanic gold from the Philippines, indigenous Philippine textiles, Asian trade ceramics, and inspiring Fernando Zobel paintings.
According to www.ayalamuseum.org , special exhibits also awaits museum visitors such as “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan, a traveling exhibition brought by The Japan Foundation Manila to showcase the traditional crafts of areas struck by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami; From Citadel to City: Juan Luna paintings and 19th century prints from the BPI Collection, showing the parallels of the development of Juan Luna’s art to social realism and the rise of the city of Manila as seen in the works on display; and Felix Laureano: First Filipino Photographer which exhibits the work of the Panay-born pioneer.”
Now Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day is a sure total artistic experience!
Guests will have the chance to meet the following Filipino artists during this event. There are several lined-up activities that visitors may pitch in during their museum visit:
- 10: 00 AM – Postcards of creativity and kindness by Valerie Chua , who is painter and illustrator who specializes in traditional water-based media
- 1:00 PM – Session with Up Dharma Down vocalist Armi Millare
- 4:00 PM – Wear Leeroy New‘s wearable sculptures from the Aliens of Manila series
All-day activities (until supplies last)
- TeamManila silkscreen station
- Craft Carrot coloring station
- Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan flash drawing booth
Beautiful music will be sailing in some spots of the museum from hourly musical performances of Manila Symphony Orchestra’s woodwinds section (10:00 AM -2nd Floor, 11:00 AM Ground Floor, 2:00 PM 4th Floor) and artists from the Tago Jazz Cafe (11:00 AM – 3rd Floor, 1:00 PM -Ground Floor, 3:00 PM -Ground Floor, 5:00 PM-Ground Floor)
Every hour, videos of popular videographer Jason Magbanua will be played. However, it will not be his usual cool wedding or proposal vids that will be shown, but rather crowd-sourced video clips showing various acts of kindness.
Basically because the Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day centers into the idea of “kindness” and aims to spread the different volunteer opportunities headed by Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) .
To get the free pass, guest will just need to fill-up a registration form and agree to join the mailing list of AFI for their volunteer programs. In return, guests will be given “kindness currencies” which will entitle them to free entrance, join activities in special inspire stations, and buy from Ayala Museum Shop with a discount.
This special event will not end with the museum tour. For guests who still have the time and energy may extend their weekend spree for Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day also includes free entrance to the nearby Filipinas Heritage Library . They just simply have to ask assistance from security guards at the 4th Floor.
Ayala Museum just have few reminders for visitors coming to the Ayala Museum Free Admissions Day.
Terms and conditions include:
- Kindness currencies are not convertible to cash
- Photography is allowed only at the 1st and 2nd Floors of the museum.
- Guests should avoid bringing luggage, big bags, backpacks, and umbrellas (that are not foldable) for these will have to be deposited at the baggage counter.
- The following items are strictly prohibited in the museum:
- Food and drinks
- Professional photography and video cameras and accessories (DSLR, camcorders, tripods, lights, etc.)
- Flammable items
- Sharp Objects
- Weapons and firearms
And lastly and most importantly, Ayala Museum requests visitors to “be kind” and “..observe good conduct and show other guests courtesy at all times. Inspire by being polite, careful, and considerate.”