Here comes the summer sun! Start off the sweltering season with a trip to the museum and cool off with friends.

In this issue:

BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE
FLOW OF THE GENTLE INK
ANNTIU.ALCHEMY
FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
WOMEN AT WORK NOTECARDS
10% DISCOUNT FOR GROUP VISITS
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BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE

Sangley couple, 1560s
Bridgeway Gallery
Ongoing until May 10


Binondo: Pride of Place juxtaposes old and new memories of Binondo. Rare maps, photographs, and prints from the collection of the Lopez Museum illustrate the borough's history and culture. Young curators from the University of the Philippines - Manila, on the other hand, share their insights into the Chinese quarter using essays, photographs, and videos.

Once known as binundok, or the hills along the banks of the Pasig River, Binondo is recognized as Manila's Chinatown. An "island" between two creeks, Binondo provides a glimpse of the culture of a small enclave within the big city. With its labyrinth of narrow streets and storehouses, Binondo has barely altered as the city's melting pot of Filipino and Chinese cultures.

FLOW OF THE GENTLE INK

Buddha and Sea

Bridgeway Gallery and Foyer
Ongoing until May 10


Calligraphy is the most ancient and abstract of Chinese arts. Scholars praise it as having the image of painting, the dynamism of dance, and the rhythm of music. By means of a brush and ink, Chinese characters convey the spiritual world of the artist.

Flow of the Gentle Ink introduces the art of the Chinese brush, showcasing the works of master calligrapher Ong Bun Han. In his fifth exhibit, Ong pays homage to Tao Yuan Ming, an influential pre-Tang Dynasty poet. Excerpts of Tao's famous poem, Returning Home, are on view as well as brush renditions of Chinese characters, proverbs, and other poems.
ANNTIU.ALCHEMY

Orchid root bangles
in copper, silver, and gold
Cone Room
Ongoing until May 10

The eternally fresh jewelry of Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan is highlighted in AnnTiu.Alchemy, an exhibit that fuses art and design. The beauty and exquisite detail of bougainvillea, orchids, and millionaire's plants—among other flora—have been captured in her unique pieces. Each item is molded from actual cuttings of leaves, roots, or vines, and then gilded in nickel, copper, silver, or gold.

A self-taught designer, Pamintuan traces her beginnings to her experimenting with foliage. She shaped and cast these botanicals, transforming them into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Pamintuan soon took on more challenging pursuits by fashioning furniture and sculpture from metal. Today, her contributions to Philippine design are recognized not only on our shores, but also abroad.

Jewelry pieces, sculpture, and furniture on exhibit are also on sale. Jewelry prices range from PhP 1,000 to PhP 40,000, depending on the material and design. Proceeds from the sale of the collection will fund the museum's traveling exhibits and education programs.

FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
WOMEN AT WORK NOTECARDS
4.5 x 6.3 cm (5 x 7 in)
PhP 200

The Women at Work series of museum notecards features selected works from the Yuchengco Group of Companies collection. Paintings by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, modernist Anita Magsaysay-Ho, and Norma Belleza adorn these blank cards, making them ideal for any occasion or correspondence.

Each box contains six notecards (two each of three designs) with envelopes. The cards depict women selling at a market, harvesting rice, and washing clothes by a stream. Gold elastic cord and blank gift tag included.



From left to right: Fernando Amorsolo, Lavandera, 1956. Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Four Women in a Rice Field, 1974. Norma Belleza, Market Scene, 1992.


Visit our Books & Gifts Corner or call us at 889-1234 to see or learn about our other shop items.

10% DISCOUNT FOR GROUP VISITS

Plan a group event that will keep everyone talking. The Yuchengco Museum is the perfect destination for group visits. Our exciting exhibits, staff-guided tours, special events, and Books & Gifts Corner assure you and your friends an enjoyable and exciting experience.

Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on admission. Discounted rates are PhP 90 for adults, PhP 45 for students, and PhP 22.50 for children and senior citizens—that's 10% off our regular fees!

Group visits must be booked in advance to enjoy the discount. To book your tour, e-mail us at [email protected] or call 889-1234. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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