The National Museum of the Philippines, located in Manila, operates four museums that showcases different art pieces.
These are the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Planetarium and the newest one, National Museum of Natural History, that opened to the public in May 2018. But as the institution acquires new artworks, sculptures and other important pieces, there’s always something new to look forward to and see at our very own National Museum.
And finally, last February 16, the natural history museum unveiled its newly-renovated lobby that exhibits the skeleton of a Marinduque Sperm Whale suspended in the ceiling.
Since it’s National Arts Month, they also opened two new exhibits to celebrate it. Gifts of the Nation is where you can view art pieces that were donated to the museum, while the Philippine Modern Sculpture Gallery features various works by local and modern sculptors.
Aside from these beautiful art pieces, you can see more of the well-known paintings of some of our national artists, like the Spolarium by Juan Luna, Filipino Struggles Through History by Botong Francisco and the R.T. Paras fashion exhibition. Visiting the National Museum is a great way to learn more about our country’s history and marvel at the wonders of Pinoy talent.
The National Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 5PM. Admission is free too! It’s worth the visit. Have you been to our National Museum? Let us know about your experience below!
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