Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Museum Hours & Days

The Negros Museum announces new Museum Hours

The Negros Museum will open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10AM-8PM starting next Friday, June 24, 2011.

TNM Executive Director Tanya Lopez encourages everyone especially the working sector and their families to visit the Museum and attend its different events after work and on weekends. The extended hours hope to give room for other interested Negrenses and guests to enjoy the Museum, its exhibits and galleries.

June 24, 2011 will also mark the re-opening of the Museum Café with a unique menu of natural artisan culinary art highlighting Negros’ natural and locally grown food like coffee from La Granja. The Café can also sit more than 50 people where one can enjoy either PHINMA Main Gallery’s art exhibits or the exterior grounds with Raymond Legaspi ‘s mural “Hacienda Unwind”.

For more information and bookings, please contact The Negros Museum at : (034) 708-5080 | 4319451, TeleFax:  (034)433–4764, 0921-3307861 (Smart) or e-mail us at ###

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Negros Museum Opens New Museum Café

Negros Museum
New Museum Café
on June 24, 2011

Freshly Brewed Natural Buenos Aires Mountain Coffee
We also welcome you to Sugarlandia with 3 kinds of sugar

(White refined, brown crystals and muscovado) and with fresh milk
Photo by: Jomi Garrucho - Digital Arts Photography

Exciting new things will be happening at the Negros Museum with the newer Museum Café to be officially opened on June 24, 2011, Friday at 6:30PM.

Pair these Petite Madeleines with our Buenos Aires Mountain Coffee. The flavour is similar to, but somewhat lighter than, sponge cake. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. (Wikipedia) Photo by Michael David
For the Opening of the Museum Café, different artists from all disciplines and from all parts of Negros are coming together to support this addition to the local museum. Theater groups BINHI Creative Arts, Maskara Theater Ensemble and Negrense musicians will perform different numbers to toast to the celebration. The visual arts will be represented by Silaynon artist Raymond Legaspi with his past works in exhibit at the PHINMA Main Gallery and the mural at the garden of the Cafe entitled "Hacienda Unwind". 

Drink your Freshly squeezed Orange and Iced Fresh Ginger-Lime
in PHINMA Main Gallery as you enjoy the paintings in exhibit.
Photo by Quino Yao

A Special Auction for the benefit of The Negros Museum will be happening on the same night with ten of the most successful artists of Negros, like Charlie Co and Nune Alvarado, each  of them agreed to work on a very special board set with a historic piece from Silay City. 

Choose your bread richly dressed with your favorite choice
of ham, bacon, fruits jams, beef croquettes,
smoked chicken or smoked Atlantic Salmon.
Photo by Ronnie J. Baldonado

The night will also showcase the work of 10 volunteer photographers around the province who came to share their time for the Negros Museum. Museum Café will be using more than 200 photos from the special photo shoot sessions that these hobbyists and professional photographers have done the past few days.

Photo by Photographer Jomi Garrucho
Organic Black Peony Tea, can be served hot or iced.
One of the Top 100 Teas in the World

The Museum Cafe's unique menu boasts of fresh and natural ingredients which are mostly locally sourced and produced. They will serve Batangas coffee and the Buenos Aires blend of Maao. This is the only Café here in Negros that will serve 10 of the Top 100 Teas in the World which includes Rosebud Tea, Black Peony Tea, Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea, Big Leaf Baimudan White Tea and many more.

Just as bread was baked hundreds of years ago, the four kinds of bread for your sandwich is made the old fashion way: white flour, whole wheat flour, corn flour, water, yeast and our humble Bago sea salt. One can choose from 36 different combinations of sandwiches with ham made from scratch like the one-year cured ham Pata Negros, or with fruit jams or with Sagay beef croquettes. The light, homemade young cheese from La Carlota milk and curdled with lime, certainly a must-try, is also an exciting addition to the list.

Homemade Young Cheese from La Granja, La Carlota milk and curdled with local lime.
Photo by Quino Yao

The Museum Café will also serve local and international liquor from 4PM and onwards. Sweet pastries and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Red and White wine are available. We also have other liquors and local beers.
Photo by Jomi Garrucho

For more information and other details, please find NegrosMuseumTNM on Facebook or follow their blogs at or call (034) 7085080 | 09213307861. The Negros Museum and Museum Café are both open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 10AM to 8PM starting June 24. ####