Here's How You Can Score a Free Ticket to the Newly Renovated Ayala Museum
In case you haven’t visited Ayala Museum since its reopening, you can now score free tickets to the newly renovated museum while doing some good while you’re at it. Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) has partnered with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to launch a donation drive that lets BPI users easily donate to Philippine arts, culture, and education.
Starting July 27, BPI cardholders of credit, debit, and prepaid accounts can donate to the Ayala Foundation’s Education Program, and every donation worth P1,000 or more using a BPI card will contribute to the children’s fund. In return, those who donate will receive a free ticket to the Ayala Museum. So technically, the ticket isn’t exactly free, but children’s education funds are certainly worthy of donations. You can donate to the fund and get your free Ayala Museum ticket here.
“We invite our generous BPI Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cardholders to participate in this effort while deepening their knowledge of the local art scene. This is as the Bank continues to aspire to be at the forefront in championing Philippine art through various initiatives for better arts awareness and appreciation,” said Jenelyn Z. Lacerna, SVP and Unsecured Lending and Cards, Products and Sales Head, BPI.
Ayala Museum quietly opened at the start of the year with three whole new exhibits on display. The third level of the museum features an exhibit titled “Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippine,” featuring masterpieces from Fernando Amorsolo, Juan Luna, and Justiniano Asuncion. As its name suggests, the exhibit tells the story of the Philippines’ trade relationships from prehistory to the Spanish colonial era.
Another new exhibit is the “Landscape into Painting: Fernando Zobel Series Blanca” collection, featuring original works from the Zobel ancestor. The third exhibit is titled "Liberation: War & Hope,” which remembers the tragedies and triumphs of the Japanese occupation and our eventual liberation.
The Globe Digital Gallery is also a new addition to the museum, comprised of eight large touchscreens that let visitors browse and learn about the 1,000 pieces from the Ayala Museum and the Filipinas Heritage Library.
“Our collection has delighted the arts and culture enthusiasts among the BPI Cardholders. We welcome those who have not joined in this effort yet as we invite them for a very enriching experience at Ayala Museum, as part of our mission to build and nurture partnerships to achieve impact, scale, and sustainability for everyone involved,” said Ma. Elizabeth L. Gustilo, Senior Director of Arts & Culture, Ayala Foundation.