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Ayala Museum: Historia: Stories of Art, The BPI Collection

  • Ayala Museum Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street Greenbelt Park Makati City 1224 Philippines (map)

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the first and oldest private bank in the country, has made its mark as a corporate art patron, as well as a financial institution. BPI and the BPI Foundation acquired over 900 works of art through acquisitions and 10 bank mergers.

The BPI collection has the distinguished inclusion of paintings by 19th-century master Juan Luna and first Filipino National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, along with leading artists in 20th-century art. The selection of works shows how the themes of harmony, abundance, and resiliency abound in works depicting the values and dreams of the Filipino—family, community, tradition, and home. These works of art allow us to experience the story of the Filipino—our life and perspectives throughout the years.