Check out ‘holy grail’ of PH art: Ayala Museum offers free admission on Independence Day

This is your chance to see the long-lost painting of artist Juan Luna!

The Ayala Museum is opening its doors to the public to celebrate Philippine Independence Day on Monday (June 12).

The bilyonaryo Zobel de Ayala clan is waiving entrance fees from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate Filipino heritage and art pieces. The highlight of the exhibition is Luna’s “Hymen, oh Hyménée!,” a Luna masterpiece believed to be completed in 1887.

Considered as the “holy grail” of Philippine art, the painting was last seen in public 132 years ago. It was acquired by Leon Gallery founder Jaime Ponce De Leon in 2014 after years of searching in Europe.

“Hymen, oh Hyménée!” is part of the exhibition, “Splendor: Juan Luna, Painter as Hero.” It will be on display until December 30, 2023.

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