GSIS Museum of Art | Things to do in Pasay City-Metro Manila

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GSIS Museum of Art, or GSIS Museo ng Sining, is famous for its two notable masterpieces, which are Fernando Amorsolo’s “History of Music” (1931) and Juan Luna’s “The Parisian Life” (1892). The two artists are iconic giants in the Philippine art industry. Besides these two paintings and other works from established painters, the museum has a diverse collection of visual art from the colonial period up to the present. A majority of the artworks come from budding artists and winners of the annual GSIS Art Competition. Other than paintings and murals, the museum displays sculptures, installations, religious art, and even antiques, cultural decorative items, and some pieces of furniture. Established in 1996, GSIS Museum of Art was created to develop an appreciation of Philippine visual arts. Apart from the free viewing of artworks, the museum also hosts art activities, workshops, performances, special tours, and film viewing, mostly for free.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 8am - 4:30pm
Address: GSIS Main Office, Financial Center (CCP Complex-D.Macapagal Avenue), Pasay City, Metro Manila
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Senate Museum
Attraction
0.05 km away

The Senate Museum is one of the most important museums when it comes to the legislative history of the Philippines. The museum is adorned with photographs of members of the senate, speeches, and memoirs. The museum also holds treasures artifacts of the important senate proceedings, like the minutes of the session, tape records, transcripts, and more. Important bills and laws are also displayed inside the museum. Some of these are the mandates of the Senate under the Jones Law, and a host of congressional records, bills, resolutions, and a number of republic acts.

Senate Museum
Attraction
0.05 km away

The Senate Museum is one of the most important museums when it comes to the legislative history of the Philippines. The museum is adorned with photographs of members of the senate, speeches, and memoirs. The museum also holds treasures artifacts of the important senate proceedings, like the minutes of the session, tape records, transcripts, and more. Important bills and laws are also displayed inside the museum. Some of these are the mandates of the Senate under the Jones Law, and a host of congressional records, bills, resolutions, and a number of republic acts.

Aling Tonyang’s Adobong Pusit/Buttered Shrimp
Attraction
0.36 km away

Dampa is a wet market where you can buy fresh seafood and immediately have these cooked at a “palutuan” or cookery. Aling Tonya’s comes highly recommended for being clean and most accessible to the market vendors. The house specialties are the adobong pusit (black squid) and buttered shrimp, outstanding for their freshness. Dampa patrons, however, love to come here to order lobsters and crabs which may be cooked at any of the palutuans as well.
Specialties: ADOBONG PUSIT, BUTTERED SHRIMP

Things to do nearby

Manila Bay Sunset Cruises
₱750.00
Experience
Local sightseeing
1.22 km away

  • Hop aboard the magnificent Prestige cruise ship for a delightful sunset cruise experience of Manila Bay
  • Take in the fascinating views of Manila lights
  • Feast upon an unlimited pizza and cocktail drinks

Mabining Mandirigma
₱1000.00
Experience
Shows and performances
1.23 km away

Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Katsuri
₱800.00
Experience
Shows and performances
1.24 km away

“Katsuri,” a timely drama about friendship and survival based on the John Steinbeck classic “Of Mice and Men.”

This production is adapted and directed by the indefatigable wife-husband tandem of writer Bibeth Orteza and director Carlos Siguion Reyna. This anticipated drama is top-billed by Jonathan Tadioan (Toto) and Marco Viaña (George), two of the most seasoned members of TP’s Actors’ Company (AC).

Written in part Hiligaynon, “Katsuri” tells the harrowing fight for the survival of the Sakada (sugar plantation) workers in Negros, and how it tends to destroy lives and the people's spirits, including families and friendships.

Where to stay

TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia - Manila
₱5726.00

A Hip Hotel in the Heart of Manila.

Sleek, modern retreat by Manila Bay and SM Mall of Asia. Cool and contemporary with stunning views of Manila Bay, our TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia–Manila hotel is an inviting retreat in bustling, coastal Pasay City. A short drive from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), our boutique-like hotel is within walking distance of the famed SM Mall of Asia and adjacent to One Esplanade, a massive conference and event venue. Whether work or vacation brings you to Manila, you’ll enjoy our rooftop pool and accompanying bar, on-site restaurants, gym, and tranquil guest rooms.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
₱10100.00

Make your grand arrival at an inspired 5-star luxury resort hotel in Manila, a cultural oasis by the sparkling bay. Designed by National Artists Leandro Locsin and Ildefonso P. Santos, the structural masterpiece welcomes you with its geometric chic style. Please join us for a Magnifique voyage to the tropical splendour of Manila. We look forward to welcoming you with our refined French art de recevoir blended with the gracious and heartfelt warmth of the Filipino spirit. Life is Magnifique in Manila.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
₱10100.00

Make your grand arrival at an inspired 5-star luxury resort hotel in Manila, a cultural oasis by the sparkling bay. Designed by National Artists Leandro Locsin and Ildefonso P. Santos, the structural masterpiece welcomes you with its geometric chic style. Please join us for a Magnifique voyage to the tropical splendour of Manila. We look forward to welcoming you with our refined French art de recevoir blended with the gracious and heartfelt warmth of the Filipino spirit. Life is Magnifique in Manila.

Getting there and around

GSIS Main Office, Financial Center (CCP Complex-D.Macapagal Avenue), Pasay City, Metro Manila

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