At the Yuchengco Museum

I got exposed to art at a very late age (31 years old!).  I don’t want the same experience for the rest of my family.  So, for my 35th (!!!)  birthday, my wish was for them to get “cultured”.  Our first stop: The Yuchengco Museum!! 🙂

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So, why the Yuchengco Museum and not some other famous museum in Manila?  Well, I have never been there and from the outside, it seemed quite small.  It is a very good place to start, so that art newbies will not become overwhelmed by too much displays.  Too much, too soon, too boring. (Di ba, Miggy? Hehe!! 🙂 )

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The museum has a gallery of authentic Rizal Artifacts, a gallery dedicated to the Yuchengco family, and a gallery for current exhibitions.

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My favorite is the Masters Gallery where they have the works of Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Botong Francisco and many more.  (Oh my, by the way I namedrop, you’d think I’m an expert. Hehe, I’m not.)

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I am not quite an Amorsolo fan, but I really liked these two paintings. (Anton and Mig must have LOVED them, hehe!).  Bottom right picture is by Cesar Legaspi.

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Here are some works by H.R. Ocampo, Jose Joya and Ang Kiukok.

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Hope you enjoyed my pictures.  This weekend, do yourself a favor and spend time away from the mall.  Go to a museum instead. 🙂

Yuchengco Museum

RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenues,

Makati City

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