Art in Island CubaoSaturday, May 30, 2015
Playing with Art.
I treated my nephew, Gael together with Mike and my parents to a fun interactive art museum in Cubao, Art in Island.
Art in Island is a first of its kind museum in the Philippines which uses the art technique called Trome-l'oeil (Trick of the eye) that turns two dimensional paintings into 3D images through the use of optical illusion. I first heard about this type of museum in Korea, the Trick Eye Museum, hence the reason why Mike and I didn't bother to visit the aforementioned museum in Hongdae South Korea because of the growing popularity of Art in Island in Manila (We visited The Love Museum instead). We knew we will visit this place sooner than later. So after a few weeks from our Korea trip, we went to see this famous island in the city.
|Art in Island|
How to go here
It can be very easy to find, it is just beside Cubao Expo in Quezon City.
Address: 175 15th Ave, Brgy Socorro, Cubao Quezon City
Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Mondays)
9:30 am- 9:30 pm
(selling of ticket is until 8pm)
Adult | P500
Children & Senior Citizen | P400
Children below 3ft | FREE
|My P500 ticket|
- No shoes allowed inside the museum so you have to deposit it at the shoe counter upon entry. Do wear socks to avoid getting cold feet.
- Unlike other museums, taking photos are highly encouraged. So you better bring your cameras with you whether it's a phone or digicam, make sure you have a lot of storage space and battery in store.
- Avoid wearing dark colored clothes as you might be hard to see. Notice the effect on Mike.
- Be creative and find the photo point sticker on the floor to get the desired angle.
- There are no time limit so I suggest to go there early if you want to make the most of it.
- To avoid the crowd better go here on a weekday.
- Never go here alone so that you have someone to pose with you and take photos of you. Although there are available staff to take photos for you, if you are here during weekends looking for one can be a challenge.
|Entering a portal|
We were surprised that the place was quite huge. Even bigger than in other countries. So be prepared to spend quite a few hours roaming around and taking photos at the 3D art exhibit. The museum has different galleries and each section is very entertaining. We were amazed and overwhelmed of how intricate the paintings and details are. Every artwork was carefully planned and thought of.
The first gallery is the Water World where you can find all sorts of underwater creatures.
|Gael kissing Ms Pouty-lips fishy|
|Sharing my Popsicle stick with this furry friend|
|Flying with Gael|
Famous Paintings Gallery
An entire hallway of famous paintings and artwork recreated to achieve that new 3D take on art.
The most eye-catching area of the museum. A circular gallery where huge artworks can be seen on all sides and corners of the walls.
|Adam and Eve|
|Ark in Island?|
If you think you're done with all your poses and artworks, you are very wrong. The second level offers another group of paintings that come to life.
Just imagine you're in your dream Eurotrip in this exhibit.
|Spain's bull session|
|Roman Holiday's Mouth of Truth (feeling Audrey Hepburn)|
Celebrate white Christmas even if it's not yet the ber months through these wintery section. You can also find religious symbols in this gallery.
|All we need is LOVE|
|3 Kings with the 2 Alipins|
|Michael Angelo's Creation of Adam and Michael Magsaysay's Basketball|
More than Paintings
At the last part of the museum you can find an exhibit that's more than just paintings which enhances the 3D optical illusions.
|Flexible steel looking bars|
|Crawling up the wall|
|The red chair trick|
|Larger than Mike|
Cafeteria and Waiting Area
After having fun at all the galleries we took a break in this area. If you're hungry you can buy something to drink or eat at the second and first floor.
|First floor near the exit|
Marveling through this art exhibit is the best activity for families, friends and loved ones of all ages. It is also a nice place to bring balikbayans and foreign tourists who want a fun-filled interactive activity.
After roaming around the museum the best option to have lunch, snack or dinner is at Cubao Expo where you can find Bellini's Italian Restaurant.