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Looking Back: National Museum of Fine Arts’ Artifacts From The Past

There’s no better way to learn about the past than by looking at the artifacts that tell its stories. To help tell the story of the past, the National Museum of Fine Arts in what was then the Philippines acquired several artifacts from the past—dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Philippine art. This article will provide an overview of the museum and some of the artifacts housed in the museum.

The National Museum of Fine Arts, formerly known as the National Art Gallery, is home to paintings, sculptures, and other artistic pieces. It’s located on Padre Burgos Avenue across from the National Museum of Anthropology on the eastern side of Rizal Park. The National Art Gallery has exhibitions that cover Philippine art from the 17th to 20th centuries. But if modern and contemporary art is more your thing, don’t worry! You can see that on Level 3.

The appearance of the National Museum of Fine Arts on the outside.
The appearance of the National Museum of Fine Arts on the outside.

The National Museum of Fine Arts' Collection

Spoliarium, by Filipino painter Juan Luna in 1884.
Spoliarium, by Filipino painter Juan Luna in 1884.
Jose Rizal was a Philippine national hero who fought for independence.
Jose Rizal was a Philippine national hero who fought for independence.
This special edition of The Imitation of Christ has been translated into over 50 languages, and it's now available to the citizens of the Philippines!
This special edition of The Imitation of Christ has been translated into over 50 languages, and it's now available to the citizens of the Philippines!
Statues in the hallway of National Museum.
Statues in the hallway of National Museum.
Graciano T. Nepomuceno's The Child Jesus Bearing His Sacred Heart is a masterpiece of history and faith that should not be missed!
Graciano T. Nepomuceno's The Child Jesus Bearing His Sacred Heart is a masterpiece of history and faith that should not be missed!
Manuel Acuña Roxas is a statue by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, a sculptor from the Philippines!
Manuel Acuña Roxas is a statue by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, a sculptor from the Philippines!
There's a fantastic new addition to the museum, and it's not just any old thing - it's an antique retablo!
There's a fantastic new addition to the museum, and it's not just any old thing - it's an antique retablo!
Meet my constant companion everywhere.
Meet my constant companion everywhere.

The Significance of the Museum’s Collections

The Museum’s Collections are important because they tell the story of the very first things humans made. They give insight into what life was like for people back then and show how far our art history has come.

Conclusion

By the end of this article, you should have a clear understanding of the National Museum. It’s worth visiting in person!

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