Must-See Art Galleries and Museums in Iloilo City

Iloilo City, one of the highly-urbanized cities in the Philippines is slowly becoming one of the country’s places to boast impressive art galleries in Iloilo City and the country from various seasoned Ilonggo artists. Here are some of the most vibrant art galleries in Iloilo City.

Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Arts (ILOMOCA)

ILOMOCA is the city’s 1st art gallery showcasing contemporary works of both local and foreign artists. This 3-story museum houses separate galleries – Hulot, Gallery, Adoracion Valencia Gallery, and The Box. There is also a museum shop on the 1st floor where you can buy great souvenirs that are truly Ilonggo.

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photo by my friend Darbie

Molo Mansion

Yusay-Consing or Molo Mansion is a significant and historic mansion in Molo. It has been a silent witness to the district’s development from the past to the present. Currently, the artworks of selected Himbon artists are on display on the second floor. The inside and outside parts of the house are preserved as a heritage museum. The place is also showcasing the local Ilonggo products, delicacies, and artworks.

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NHCP Museum of Philippine Economic History

Elizalde Building

National Museum of Western Visayas

Photo by: National Museum Western Visayas

UP Visayas Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage

The Main Building in the Iloilo City campus is now a remarkable museum dubbed as the UPV Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage (UPV MACH).

Read also: UP Visayas Formally Launches the UPV Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage (UPV MACH)

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Metro Iloilo Modern Arts Park-Museè d’Arsie

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Photo by: Musée d’ Arsie

MAMUSA Gallery

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Museo Iloilo

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Photo by: Museo Iloilo Official

Cinematheque Center Gallery

Book Lattè Alternative Art Space

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Lola Uma Cafè and Kantina Arts Space

University of San Agustin Archives and Museum

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Photo by: USA- Archives and Museum

Iloilo City Hall Gallery

The art scenes in Iloilo are very active nowadays. From time to time, exhibits from seasoned Ilonggo artists happen in different art galleries in Iloilo City. These art galleries serve as a medium for bridging the gap between the artists and the people. I will try my very best to update this list from time to time.

You can also help me if there are venues I missed to include through my Facebook page.

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