National Museum11:27:00 PM
When National Museum announced that entrance is free for everyone--any day of the week, my sister and I couldn't resist. One, because I made a promise to take her, and two, it's high time for her to experience the glory that Filipino artists has to offer. So, a fine Sunday suddenly was the best time to go. But take note, because of the free entrance, there was a sudden influx of museum goers, thus, we waited in line for 40 minutes to get in. That's a Sunday afternoon at 3pm. I recommend you go at 10am on a Wednesday to avoid the the throngs of people.
I've only been to the National Museum once, for an academic requirement. And I know the museum features award winning artists, but what about those who do art and never win awards, but are nevertheless great? We have amazing Filipino artists, and maybe it's my hipster self, but I always make it a point to visit museums and exhibits because I want artists to feel appreciated. We lack a sense of art appreciation here. It's evident in our culture, because some parents veto the courses of their off springs. Getting a degree on Fine Arts or Music is highly discouraged here, and it's terribly unfortunate for art should not be an elitist outlet. Artists need not be starving. I long to see the day when artists can make decent living out of doing their passion. Art can flourish here in the country, too. It does not need to be looked down upon, for it is as integral a part of our being, as engineering and social sciences.
My favorite is the Social and Political Commentary after the 1970s. It features the hardship of the Filipino people during Martial Law, and the struggle for genuine peace.
|Roy Veneracion's Pangarap (Pangitain ni Juan)|
|When somebody asks, "How's adult life going?"|
|Me when reading. Haha jk|