"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." John F. Kennedy
|Spoliarium by Juan Luna|
|The Assassination of Governor Bustamente by F. Hidalgo|
|The Struggles of the Filipino People by Carlos 'Botong' Francisco|
|The Struggles of the Filipino People|
|Sulayman and His Court|
|Show Window by Federico Aguilar Alcuaz|
The fine art collection of the National Museum also includes the works of Amorsolo, a beloved Filipino painter known for his colorful scenes of the Philippine countryside and the idyllic life.
I was amazed by the breadth of the art collection at the National Museum. There's so much to see and learn about Philippine art and heritage that a day at this museum isn't quite enough to take it all in.
About the National Museum:
P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
Entrance is free. Drop off handbags, backpacks and any hand carried items at the coat check counter in the front lobby. Photos with no flash may be taken.
Images by TravelswithCharie