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Art and the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles

Posted by ayalamuseum on October 21, 2014

Ayala Museum is proud to announce the opening of a major ethnographic exhibition, The Art and Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles beginning October 24, 2014 at its Fourth Floor Galleries. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the generous donation by Mercedes Zobel to the Ayala Museum, which consists of 111 textiles representing indigenous […]

Fernando Zobel

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY: FERNANDO ZOBEL IN THE 1960s. In his mid-thirties, Fernando Zobel decided to retire from the family business to live in Spain and pursue the life of a fulltime artist. His work had evolved into pure non-objectivism with the introduction of the Saeta series. This shift in Zobel’s artistic style, which transpired in […]

Gold of Ancestors

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

The exhibition of more than one thousand gold objects celebrates the sophisticated cultures that existed in the Philippines before colonization in the 16th century. Many of the precious objects were recovered in association with tenth to thirteenth century Chinese export ceramics. Similarities in form and iconography with artifacts of other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional […]

A Millennium of Contact

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics found in the Philippines tell the story of how the country forged social and commercial ties with China and its neighbors. This display of more than 500 ceramics provides one of the most comprehensive surveys of Chinese and Southeast Asian trade wares found in the Philippines, spanning a thousand years. […]

Embroidered Multiples

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

The exhibition features selections from the Leiden National Museum of Ethnology’s collection of Philippine garments acquired from the French diplomat Brejard, who served in Manila from 1881 to 1886. The collection includes rare, embroidered silk trousers or sayasaya worn by Philippine elite men, formerly known only through nineteenth-century watercolor images. Multiple examples of delicately embroidered […]

Maritime Vessels

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

The Ayala Museum’s collection of finely crafted ship models is a tribute to the boats of yore that were used for everything from warfare to transport and dwelling. This selection includes the local skiffs as well as foreign ships that dropped anchor at Philippine shores. These boats were handcrafted out of baticulin, laniti, and apitong […]

The Diorama Experience

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

The Diorama Experience is an encounter with the dioramas of Philippine history that have been a prominent attraction of Ayala Museum since its completion in 1973. Carved by artisans from Paete, Laguna, the dioramas are unique achievements in woodcarving as well as in miniature painting and decoration. They depict sixty major events and themes in […]