Yuchengco Museum

RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower, Ayala Ave. cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Yuchengco Museum
4.0 Stars

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Nievs G.
3.0 Stars

Happy International Museum Day! 🏛

While I'm not really from Angono (I live in neighboring Binangonan), nakaka-proud pa rin whenever I see works of Carlos "Botong" Francisco being displayed at prominent museums. Which it should be... he's a National Artist.

Unfortunately, his tall and imposing portrait of the Yuchengco couple -- that my date has been raving about in tears 128514 and which I was excited to see pa naman -- has been currently shelved from a gallery due to an event or something, but the curators told us they will put it back this coming week. So disappointed. 128557 He actually invited me to come to the museum just for that, because he has been there a few times. 128514

My date is a fan of Botong as well as Ang Kiukok. (Maybe I will invite him here so that we can pay a visit to Botong's ancestral house someday).

Also, I wasn't able to take much pics due to my phone's low battery. But we were still able to see the works of other National Artists, visit the Rizal gallery, and admire the Chinese artifacts which are the Yuchengco family's own personal collection, I guess.

A couple of things really fascinated me:
- An honest-to-God real geode. It dazzled me no end.
- A meticulously detailed miniature carving of a Chinese town (or something like that) straight out of an ivory tusk. You can even see the expressions of the people there! Ang busisi.

'Twas a quick visit. Will come back soon just to see Botong's Yuchengco portrait.

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars

I wasn't able to explore the museum, i just visited the third floor's private function room with traditional costumes for Asia Society's book launch of the Indonesian children's book (first international translation) in Filipino, Clara Ng's "Si Dru at and Kuwento ng Limang Kaharian" Illustrator Renata Owen and Filipino translator and educator Nanoy Rafael was present during the launch to explain the process of creating the book and translation to our native tongue. Broadcaster Atom Araullo was also present to read some excepts from the book. Thank you Adarna Publication and Yuchengco Museum for the invite.

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Chachi L.
4.0 Stars

Took a half day leave so that I could join Urameshi-ya and while waiting I gave myself an hour to explore the nearby Yuchengco museum. It is actually 1 block away from my office but I only knew that there was a museum in RCBC just last year.

The Yuchengco Museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Museum entrance fee costs Php 100 pesos for adults and Php 50 pesos for students. The museum entrance is near the monument/smoking area of RCBC building. It has four floors containing artworks and paintings. The security guard advised me to start my tour from the fourth floor as the stairs are a bit high if I would climb it from the first floor up to the next floors. Here is a summary of what to expect inside the museum

Fourth Floor - A portion is dedicated to the memorabilas of Jose Rizal and the half of the room belongs to the Yuchengco family memorabilas, particularly Alfonso Yuchengco

Third Floor - displays the suspended garden and some artworks and pieces made up of mixed materials. It also has a Samsung Digital gallery for Ben Cab's work (not sure if this is just a temporary display)

Second Floor and First floor - More paintings from various artists

The museum is just small but there are great finds inside. You can finish touring the place in an hour or two depending on your pace. I recommend this to everyone who is in Makati who would want to experience a different kind of view instead of malling or being stuck in traffic due to rush hour.

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Golly B.
4.0 Stars

Because last october i missed the change to visit his museum in baguio because my parents dont allow me. So despite of my 4hrs of sleep.. We went to yuchengco museum just to see and experience samsung gallery for they gave tribute to Benjamin Cabrera also known as ben cab 10084

I was in my 3rd year when my handsome humanities prof introduce me us to one of the finest national artist in the philippines. His works was truly world class and he truly has a talent.

Still looking forward to visit ben cab museum in baguio and metropolitan manila.

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Melissa E.
4.0 Stars

I like the idea that this museum pay homage to our national hero -- Jose Rizal, thus the name Rizal Banking Corporation (RCBC). The Yuchengco patriarch made Rizal his role model, so, most of the things displayed in the 4th floor of this museum are Rizal's books, diaries and letters to Josephine Bracken and his mother.
This museum also displays "anting-anting" and how it works.
It also has a modern touch in it because of their Samsung gallery, wherein you placed the samsung tablet in front of a painting and it will scan all of the paintings in that floor and there were some animations added.

And what makes this museum stand out? The work of the Masters such as Amorsolo, Manansalang, Ang Kiok, Bencab and Botong Francisco. It really amazes me how their art clearly tells a story and a message to everyone who will look at their works. You can really feel their emotions through every stroke and colors of their brush.

So if you have time, go and pay this museum a visit. The Php 100 entrance fee is worth it, trust me. 128522128076🏼

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Jackie A.
4.0 Stars

Took advantage of free museum day (International Museum Day) with some friends today. 128522

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Kayeleen C.
4.0 Stars

This like "arkilado ba natin tong museum?"
Kaye to carl hihihi 128514

Me and carl are the only people inside the museum. But Ofcourse some staff too, i mean visitors 128540128516

suspended garden 128150128525 favorite spot. And that feeling na nasanggi ko sya and the other rocks move 128534128517128560 but its really fun 128540128522128515

Giant painting also of mr. and mrs. Yuchengco 128104128105 128077 now i wish, me and carl got married and have that kind of artwork too haha! Kidding! 128514128517

Rizal collection section also remind all my lesson this summer. Haha! That feeling na you can relate with those names mention in description and like a tour guide with carl and explain all that i've learned. 128514128561

They allowed also to take a picture with some artwork. 128516

Those kuya's also are so approachable.
Kinda sad lang ksi they dont have na "rizal cafe" 128554128560

I want to try pa naman sana. Sayang! 128517128531

All in all. We enjoy so much! 128516

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Raisa Z.
4.0 Stars

Went to Yuchengco Museum for school purposes .... Though we ended up having fun. The place was really nice and accomodating + They got this really big elevator with nice walls idk what for. Hahahaha

Anyhoo, 4 stars because I find it kinda small. That's all.

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