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Historia: Stories of Art | The BPI Collection

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the first and oldest private bank in the country, has made its mark as a corporate art patron, as well as a financial institution. BPI and the BPI Foundation acquired over 900 works of art through acquisitions and 10 bank mergers. The BPI collection has the distinguished inclusion […]

Curated by Federico de Vera

For the first time ever in the Philippines, the Ayala Museum will host an exhibition of over 300 of Manila’s finest art objects selected from both public and private collections and curated by renowned New York based jeweler, exhibition designer, merchant, collector, and publisher Federico de Vera. The exhibition Curated by Federico de Vera is […]

Gender in Justiniano Asuncion’s Portraitures

Entitled Art & Family: The Asuncion Legacy, Ayala Museum’s latest exhibition features the paintings, illustrations and sculptures of the three artists in the Asuncion family–Mariano, Leoncio, and Justiniano. The exhibition is seemingly poised as an attempt to accentuate the contributions of the brothers to Philippine art history, especially in the so-called academia period–the era upon the […]

Manansala & Manalad: Framing History

In celebration of the 119th year of the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain, the Ayala Museum, in partnership with the Assisi Development Foundation, launched the first-ever public exhibition of 70 original drawings on Philippine history by National Artist Vicente Manansala and Amadeo Manalad last June 12, 2017. The works were first commissioned in 1947 […]

Eduardo Castrillo: A Prism of Art & Friendships

Ayala Museum is proud to present an exhibition on the late Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo (1942 – 2016) at the Ground Floor Gallery from 27 April to 4 June 2017 with guest curator Jeannie E. Javelosa. The show brings focus on the prolific and eventful life of one of the leading artists in the field […]

Optimism is Ridiculous | Natee Utarit

Ayala Museum and Singapore-based gallery Richard Koh Fine Art, with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila, will be co-presenting the exhibition of contemporary Thai painter, Natee Utarit. Entitled Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces, the exhibition will run from 18 February to 9 April 2017 and is part of the artist’s Optimism is […]

Arturo Luz: First Light

Ayala Museum, as part of its continuing exhibition program featuring the works of Philippine National Artists in the Visual Arts, presents the exhibition Arturo Luz: First Light, which opens 14 February 2017 at its Third Floor Galleries. Curated by historian, scholar, and educator Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo, this exhibition celebrates the 90thbirthday of Arturo Luz […]

Tree of Life: The 4th Southeast Asian Ceramics Festival

From November 29, 2016 until January 15, 2017, Ayala Museum becomes the proud host to an exhibition of works by 48 contemporary ceramic artists from Southeast Asia. The show, entitled, “The Tree of Life: The 4th SEA Ceramics Exhibition and Festival” will be on display at the second and third levels of the museum as well […]

Composites in Protest: A Review of Yee I-Lann: 2005 – 2016

Through her works, highly-contextualized composites made from various fragments of images carefully stitched together, Sabahan artist Yee I-Lann expresses her views on the socio-political issues that surround her — whether it be on Sabahan politics, feminism, or the general colonial historicity. After being exhibited around our Southeast Asian and Asian neighbors, it is a pleasure to have her here in […]

Yee I-Lann: 2005-2016

Ayala Museum and Silverlens are pleased to present Yee I-Lann: 2005-2016. A landmark exhibit, this is the first solo show for a Malaysian contemporary artist in the Ayala Museum. “The simultaneous journeys I would take would be as a librarian, a collector, a sorter of stories and as a researcher using those libraries of information, […]