PHOTOSET: A Trip to The National Museum of the Philippines

We’ve got one week left of Manila’s museums & galleries month!

For the month of October, the National Museum of the Philippines opens its doors FREE OF ADMISSION. Now there’s all the more reason for you to make a trip to the heart of the city to absorb some art, history and culture! 🙂

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THE SPOLARIUM BY JUAN LUNA. Arguably the most famous attraction of the National Museum of the Philippines.

I visited the museum last May back when admission was free too. Sharing these photos brings back lighthearted and funny memories. There’s something special about being around great works of art and vessels of history. Everything about museums remind me that even in mundane moments, we’re always in the midst of the extraordinary.

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IN THE MIDST OF GREATNESS. Or maybe it’s just Marco being Marco HAHA.
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TEACHER 5 BY MARCIANO GALANG. Who doesn’t love primary colors???
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MUSEUM DAY. Going on a weekday usually means less crowds in the art galleries (and less hesitation to ask a stranger to take your photo HAHA). 
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MARCO + MARCOS. Bust of President Ferdinand Marcos by Guillermo Tolentino. 
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WATERMELON BY ANG KIUKOK.  Watermelons + cubism = one of my favorite pieces I saw that day! 
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DREAMERS’ ZONE III BY IMPY PILAPIL. Bonus points if you bring someone who takes art appreciation with a dose of humor. 🙂 
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HOUSE OF ART. Museums are sanctuaries of human experience and you don’t have to be “an artist” to appreciate creative expression.
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LIFE IMITATES ART. It’s important to keep your imagination alive so why not draw inspiration from the country’s greats? 

I hope your visit to the National Museum will be just as enriching and inspiring as mine was!

Bea

Learn more about the National Museum of the Philippines from their official site or their Facebook page. 

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