Philippines National Museum: Free Entrance for Ladies Only this March

By Jalene B.D.S.

 

In celebration of “National Women’s Month,” all female visitors are given free admissions to the National Museum of the Philippines from March 1-31, 2016.

 

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Spoliarium by Juan Luna, is the first painting that will welcome visitors upon entry to the National Museum of the Philippines

 

EXPLORING THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL MUSEUM

 

Gallery I – Religious Art from the 17th to 19th centuries

 

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Retablo (altar piece) from the Church of San Nicolas de Tolentino in Dimiao, Bohol

 

 

Gallery V – Homage to to Dr. José Rizal

 

 

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Mother’s Revenge, a sculpture made of clay, depicts the oppression of the Spaniards to Filipinos and how patriots do their best to save the defenseless nation

 

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St. Paul the Hermit, a sculpture made by Rizal, was given as a gift to Fr. Pablo Pastells

 

 

 

GALLERY VIII – Arts Depicting World War II

 

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Work of arts on this gallery is quite disturbing for it depict some scenes during World War II

 

This gallery portray works that expressed conflicts, destructions, and sufferings during the Japanese Occupation in Manila.

 

 

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A captivating sculpture along the hallway

 

Creatively done! 

 

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CONCLUSION

 

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I’ll definitely go back to see more work of arts by my countrymen

 

It’s best to allot a whole day when visiting the National Museum of the Philippines. There’s lots of work of arts you have to examine closely and lots of interesting facts you’ll came to know and ponder on. My friend and I weren’t able to visit all the galleries of the National Museum, we only visited half of the galleries at Level 1 for we reached its closing time. I’ll definitely go back to see more.

 

And one thing I can say, I’m blessed that I’m a Filipino!

 

National Museum is open on Tuesdays – Sundays at 10 AM – 5 PM only. FREE admission on Sundays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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