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47th Shell National Students Art Competition

Posted by ayalamuseum on September 11, 2014

Once again, Ayala Museum hosts the winning entries of the 47th Shell National Students Art Competition (NSAC), one of the most enduring and highly anticipated contests supporting young Filipino talents in the arts. The prestigious competition has recently announced a new category. Digital short film entries as well as digital print art are now part […]

Museum Collections Make Connections

Posted by ayalamuseum on June 20, 2014

Together with the rest of the world, Ayala Museum is one in the celebration of International Museum Day held every 18th of May of every year. 2014 marks the 36th year of the establishment of INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY around the world. IN line with this year’s celebration, Ayala Museum offers a special exhibition of selected […]

Beyond Tobacco: Tabacalera, A bridge between the Philippines and Spain

Posted by ayalamuseum on April 3, 2014

Perhaps the most important company in the Philippines at the end of the nineteenth century and until mid-twentieth century  and certainly the main tobacco company in the country, the Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas, more popularly known as Tabacalera, is still a stranger to many of us. However, having existed for more than a […]

Biyaya ng Lupa: Amorsolo’s Landscapes of Abundance

Posted by ayalamuseum on April 3, 2014

Fernando Amorsolo reached his creative peak as a painter during the American colonial period. This was a time of prosperity and abundance in the Philippine countryside, resulting from the country’s blooming export trade to the American market. By 1935, America was importing 83 percent of agricultural exports from the Philippines. Rice (palay) was the country’s […]

In City and Country: Elmer Borlongan 1992-2012

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

The paintings of Elmer Borlongan representing two decades of his art will be exhibited in the upcoming Ayala Museum show, In City and Country: Elmer Borlongan, 1992-2012 from February 18 to April 6, 2014. Presented in partnership with HSBC Premier, In City and Country reviews Borlongan’s body of work, mainly visual expressions of marginalized people […]

Constancio Bernardo 1913-2013

Posted by ayalamuseum on February 4, 2014

November 28, 2013 – March 2, 2014 A retrospective exhibition of the work of Constancio Bernardo (1913-2003) marks the artist’s centennial at Ayala Museum, celebrating the artist’s life and work as well as revisiting a critical gap in the history of Philippine abstraction, heretofore unaddressed with either depth or breadth. Comprising a total of around […]

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 […]