Article: Museums and Art Gelleries in Makati -
22 Oct 2007
There are several museums and art gelleries that everyone will find interesting. The more popularly known of these museums and gelleries are shown below.
Ayala Museum (Makati Avenue, Makati). The museum is a unique show window of Philippine history and culture. It features 60 dioramas (tri-dimensional portraits) depicting significant events of Philippine history and scaled down reproductions of native boats and foreign ships.
Philippine Army Museum McArthur Drive, Fort Bonifacio). It is a repository of antique guns, cannons, tanks, and other relics of WW II as well as captured paraphernalia, ammunition, and weapons of the New People's Army (NPA). A special feature is a tunnel with several arteries leading to different exits.
Museo ng Makati (J.P.Rizal St. Poblacion, Makati). Primarily a municipal museum, it is the reservoir of the artifacts, treasures, and relics of the town's glorious past. It is also a venue of various exhibits showcasing the different regions of the country.
Alliance Francaise Art Gallery (22 Keystone Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati). This art gallery features paintings done by young and contemporary Filipino artists.
Finale Art File (G-20 Sunvar Plaza, Pasay road, Makati). It features artworks on canvas, art photographs, and pottery.
Galleria Aurora (19 Ponce St. San Lorenzo Village, Makati). Displays are limited to paintings done by more than 50 artists.
Galeria Jupiter (74 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati). This gallery showcases Oriental art objects and furnitures. Also found here are Chinese and Korean antiques and ceramics.
Luz Gallery (Locsin Bldg., Makati & Ayala Ave., Makati). It features interesting art pieces such as old prints, artifacts, old ceramics, antiques, sculptures, and brass figures.
Osmundo Gallery (Dusit Hotel Nikko, EDSA, Makati). This gallery showcases antique furniture, Philippine saints and folk art, excavated Philippine pottery, Chinese porcelain, and heirloom pieces.