National Museum

11:27:00 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.

National Museum collection painting

National Museum art collection
National Museum art collection
National Museum art collection
National Museum collection art
National Museum painting
 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.
National Museum collection
National Museum art collection
National Museum collection sculpture
Roy Veneracion's Pangarap (Pangitain ni Juan)
National Museum art collection
National Museum art collection
Fernando Amorsolo
National Museum art
National Museum bronze collection
National Museum Joya collection
National Museum Joya collection
National Museum collection painting
National Museum collection art
National Museum collection painting
When somebody asks, "How's adult life going?"
National Museum collection architectural rendition
National Museum personal
National Museum collection spolarium
National Museum collection painting
National Museum collection sculpture
Me when reading. Haha jk
National Museum collection sculpture
National Museum collection sculpture

 The National Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, so go out there and learn about our history!

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10 comments

  1. A visit to National Museum is always fun and amazing! The halls there are really beautiful! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  2. I want to go too!! If you waited 40 minutes in line, then I can only imagine how jampacked it is. National Museum is getting famous na. 😊😊

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    1. Yay for that! Punta ka ng mga 10am ng Wednesday para konti lang tao :D

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  3. Most famous pace. i went here last year. now wishing to go again.
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  4. oooo those are really works of art!!!!

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  5. I love art and culture.. haven't visied a museum in a while.. I like the pictures
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss

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