If you’re dreaming of having a National Artist art piece in your home then Ayala Museum is the best place to look. They have these art plates with the popular paintings of artists like
Manansala and Alcuaz. These are collector’s pieces and can go up in value because of the limited run. And you are guaranteed it’s legit because it comes with a certificate.
While you’re at it, you can buy other items for your home too handcrafted by local artists like dining trays, mugs, towels, and even bags.
Check out https://shop.ayalamuseum.org/.
PINTO ART MUSEUM!
Can't count how many times I've been here, but I've been visiting since 2014! The last time I visited was just last Feb 2021.
Before the pandemic, I visited this place too (December 2019). This year I was surprised that the Gallery 7 is already open! It's bigger than the other galleries. When I was there, there are parts that doesn't have artworks yet.
Experience while it's "pandemic":
We were told to wear our masks at all times, even when taking photos, that's why my fiancé and I only took "talikodgenic" photos. You'll see others taking off their masks for the gram-- not following instructions but okay. 😂
I remember 2014, the entrance fee was only 100 pesos. We paid 250 pesos each now I think. And some artworks are no longer here-- they're probably sold.
Pinto Art Museum has a cafe now, too. Like the museums abroad, you may now tour this for 2-3 hours. Maybe 4 when the Gallery 7 is already full of art.