When I was still working in Makati, I used to pass by the RCBC Plaza often. The exterior of the Yuchengco Museum is one of the most interesting things that you will see among the high-rise buildings of Ayala. I have always wanted to go inside and check out the art, but it was only until this month that I was able to push through with the plan.
Last week, I went to take a quick look around Yuchengco Museum. There is an entrance fee of Php 100 for adults. Students have to pay half the price. It houses various collections and exhibitions of contemporary artworks and design. There are paintings by the well-renowned Filipino artists Juan Luna and Carlos “Botong” Francisco. Some pieces by my personal favorite artists Fernando Amorsolo and Ramon Orlina are also on display. The highlight of the museum is the Suspended Garden by Tony Gonzales and Tes Pasola. A gallery dedicated to Alfonso T. Yuchengco will give you a glimpse of his life and achievements. I honestly do not know what to expect when I entered the museum, but I left with a new found love and appreciation for both classical and contemporary art.
Here is a series of photos that I have taken during my visit:
Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala Avenue and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.