Plan your Visit

Hours
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Group Tours

Know more about the Museum’s collection. You can arrange guided group tours with a docent or with the curator by calling us at

(6333) 320 9903 or (6333) 328 1028
(6333) 320 9903 or (6333) 328 1028
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Casa de Emperador, Festive Walk Parade, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo
How to get there
Directions
From Mandurriao (coming from Courtyard Marriott)
  1. Take Megaworld Boulevard until the intersection of McDonald’s IBP and Casa Emperador.
  2. Turn right on Taft St. to get to Casa Emperador.
From Mandurriao (coming from Western Visayas Regional Hospital)
  1. Take Iloilo City - Aleosan Road turn right to Casa Emperador
From Molo
  1. From Molo Plaza, drive in the direction of Tabucan, Mandurriao.
  2. Turn left at the intersection of Tabucan and San Rafael (at the stop light).
  3. Turn right in the direction of Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld.
  4. Take Megaworld Boulevard until the intersection of McDonald's-IBP and Casa Emperador,
  5. Turn right on Taft St. to get to Casa Emperador.
From the Diversion Road
  1. From Diversion Road, drive along Benigno Aquino Avenue in the direction of Jaro.
  2. Turn left at the intersection of Benigno Aquino Avenue and Iloilo City-Aleosan Road.
  3. Turn left at Casa Emperador.
From Molo
  1. Take the Molo Mandurriao jeepney in the direction of Mandurriao. Get off at the stop in front of Petron (corner of Megaworld Mandurriao and R. Mapa Street).
  2. Take the Mandurriao jeepney in the direction of Iloilo Business Park.
  3. Get off in front of McDonald’s at the corner of Megaworld Avenue and Q. Abeto St (Iloilo-ALEOSAN Road). Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse). ILOMOCA is right across it.
From Mandurriao (coming from the direction of the Western Visayas Medical Center)
  1. Take the Jaro Mandurriao jeepney.
  2. Get off before McDonald’s at the corner of Megaworld Avenue and Q. Abeto St (Iloilo-ALEOSAN Road). Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse).
From Mandurriao (coming from the direction of R. Mapa Street)
  1. Take the Mandurriao jeepney in the direction of Iloilo Business Park.
  2. Get off in front of McDonald’s at the corner of Megaworld Avenue and Q. Abeto St (Iloilo-ALEOSAN Road). Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse). ILOMOCA is right across it.
From Jaro
  1. From the Jaro Cathedral at Jaro Plaza, take the San Miguel jeepney bound for San Miguel or the Jaro Mandurriao jeepney bound for Mandurriao.
  2. Get off in front of McDonald’s at the corner of Megaworld Avenue and Q. Abeto St (Iloilo-ALEOSAN Road). Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse). ILOMOCA is right across it.
From Lapuz, Lapaz
  1. Take the Lapuz jeepney bound for City Proper. Get off at J.M. Basa Street in front of Socorro Drug Store.
  2. Walk to the other side of Socorro Drug Store on Iznart Street.
  3. Take the SM City Mandurriao jeepney bound for Mandurriao.
  4. Get off in front of McDonald’s at the corner of Megaworld Avenue and Q. Abeto St (Iloilo-ALEOSAN Road). Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse). ILOMOCA is right across it.
  1. From Courtyard Marriott, Richmonde Hotel, the International Convention Center, or Festive Walk Mall, walk along Megaworld Boulevard in the direction of McDonald’s.
  2. Cross the street towards Park Square (where you will see the statue of Martin Delgado atop his horse). ILOMOCA is right across it.
  1. Free parking spaces are provided at the parking building adjacent to the Museum, located in front of Festive Walk Mall.
  2. Tour groups and service buses must inform the Museum Administration Office of their visit in advance.

Admission Prices

Adults
P 150.00
 
SENIOR CITIZENS AND PWD ( WITH VALID ID )
P 120.00
 
STUDENTS ( WITH VALID ID )
P 100.00
 
CHILDREN ( 4 AND UNDER )
FREE
 

Museum Guidelines

  1. Touching the artworks is strictly prohibited, as part of the museum’s mission to preserve and protect art for future generations.
  2. For security and safety purposes, ILOMOCA implements a baggage policy with a maximum size and weight allowance. All bags, backpacks, packages, and personal items are subject to search before entry. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the museum. Please leave large bags in your tour buses, cars, or at the baggage counter.
  3. Please talk softly. Refrain from behavior that disrupts or distracts other visitors.
  4. Switch off your mobile phone or put it in silent mode.
  5. Always present your ticket stub to Museum security before going to the 2nd Floor. 
  6. Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
  7. Do not smoke, eat, or drink inside the museum.
  8. Still photography and video using natural light is allowed at the Ground Floor Lobby and at the porch or balcony outside the museum. Selfie sticks are not allowed.
  9. Tour coordinators are responsible for the behavior of their group.
  10. Museum security and staff must be followed at all times. They have the right to end a tour prematurely and ask the group to leave the premises for violation of the aforementioned rules.

About

The Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) is the first museum in the Visayas region dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It aims to enrich the community life of Iloilo province by way of exhibitions and outreach programs. ILOMOCA is envisioned as a site where ideas are constructed and engaged through art. By activating the transformative potentials of exhibitions and public programs, the museum presents art as a means and a method by which dialogues about social life can unfold.

ILOMOCA is located at the Casa Emperador Building, in the heart of the Iloilo Business Park Township. It has an approximate area of 3000 square meters comprising three floors of five exhibition rooms, a theatre facility, and a souvenir shop. The development of the museum was initiated by Megaworld Corporation through Megaworld Foundation. ILOMOCA seeks to be a regional venue for the inclusive experience and study of art.

BAKAS I Filipina Imprints  

October 7, 2023 - January 30, 2024                                                                                                                                                          

The printmaking tradition, while male-dominated, has always had significant contributions from women. “Printmakers had long fought the dominant view of their work as merely technical and craft-based. But women faced an added layer of bias since craft was seen as a “feminine domain,” as stated by the anthropologist Joanne B. Mulcahy.1 This reality is also apparent in the Philippines. As such, the exhibit BAKAS | Filipina Imprints is an effort to put the printmaking practice and Filipina printmakers front and center. 

Bakás in Tagalog means to mark, to impress, or to create an imprint. In Hiligaynon, bákas conveys perseverance or diligence; it can also mean to associate and partner with in Cebuano. In combining these definitions, BAKAS | Filipina Imprints demonstrates the consistent and collaborative efforts of twelve contemporary women artists to achieve proficiency, artistry, and recognition in printmaking. 

The prints in the exhibit are a visual record of various intergenerational perspectives and introspections. Running through the collection is a sense of temporality—be it the contemplation of time as subject, the recognition of the temporariness of existence, or the artists’ surrender to the measured pace and sequence intrinsic in the process of printmaking. Also rendered with sensitivity and deep thought are themes and ruminations that touch on history, folklore, economic issues, daily living, the environment, and the nature of life in general. As such, this exhibition makes visible—through their chosen techniques in printmaking—the artists’ voices, opinions, and impressions as Filipinas living and working today. As noted art critic Alice Guillermo pointed out: “Because art is not neutral and derives its energies from the dynamism and conflicts of society, it is also an agent of change.”2 

 

1 Mulcahy, Joanne B. “How Women Helped Revolutionize The Art of Printmaking,” Hyperallergic, 
https://hyperallergic.com/560448/the-women-of-atelier-17-christina-weyl/
2 Guillermo, Alice G. “Art and Society,” University of the Philippines Manila, 
https://vle.upm.edu.ph/pluginfile.php/176049/mod_resource/content/2/GUILLERMO_Art%20and%20S ociety.pdf 

-Curated by Marika Constantino and Gina Jocson 

 

 

Past Exhibitions
  • ILOILO VARIANTS BY ANTIPAS DELOTAVO
    Curated by: Jose Tence Ruiz
    July 28 - September 17, 2023
  • KAON NA TA! A Melding of Visual Flavors
    Curated by: Rock Drilon, Marika Constantino, Manuel Ocampo
    May 19 - August 20,2023
  • CURATORIAL LABORATORY FOR THE YOUTH
    Curated by: Fr. Jayson Dy S.J
    Nov 19, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023
  • HANDURAWAN: Ilongga Illustrators for Filipino Children
    Curated by: Noel Galon de Leon
    February 1, 2022- November 7, 2022
Calendar of Events

The Box

On the second level is The Box, a small theater room for special exhibits, small theatre productions, art workshops,and related cultural events. Equipped with supreme audio technology, this one-of-a-kind venue, can accomodate 50-60 persons.

For inquiries please contact or send us a message!

(6333) 501-8622 or (6333) 501-8621
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CELEBRATE SPECIAL OCCASION WITH US
HULOT GALLERY
( 100sqm )
CONFERENCE ROOM
( 20sqm ) 10pax
THE BOX
( 125sqm ) 60pax
For inquiries, please contact us or send a message!
(6333) 501-8622 or (6333) 501-8621

Join and Support

Membership

Be part of our annual events that aims to raise funds and help strengthen ILOMOCA’s advocacy to deliver top quality art collections, exhibitions, and programs.

ILOMOCA Membership Card (P 1,500.00)
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
  1. Year-round admission to the Museum with 1 companion.
  2. One (1) Birthday Freebie for the Cardholder (1 Free ILOMOCA House Brand Merchandise; Must be claimed within the Birthday Week).
  3. Free Wi-Fi access.
  4. Get invited to ILOMOCA special exhibits, events, lectures, workshops, and merchandise sales.
  5. 10% discount on three (3) ILOMOCA workshops and theatrical events.
  6. 5% discount on ILOMOCA House Brand Merchandise (limit of P 500.00 – discount per transaction).
Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA)
Members Terms and Conditions:
  1. Membership privileges are only applicable upon the presentation of a valid ILOMOCA Membership Card.
  2. The Membership Card is non-transferable. Only the named person/s listed on the Membership Card may use it. Failure to present the Membership Card upon request may result in the payment of full admission rates.
  3. ILOMOCA Membership is non-refundable.
  4. Reproduction of the ILOMOCA Membership Card in any form is strictly prohibited.
  5. The unauthorized resale of any Membership Card or its benefits, is grounds for seizure and cancellation of ILOMOCA Membership without compensation.
  6. Lost/Stolen cards are subject to a replacement fee.
  7. ILOMOCA Membership will be considered ‘lapsed’ if not renewed by the due date. The primary membership cardholder(s) is/are responsible for ensuring that the details of their ILOMOCA Membership are correct at all times.
  8. ILOMOCA collects & manages any personal information provided in a professional and responsible manner in accordance with the principles of privacy laws. The information provided will only be used for ILOMOCA purposes, such as the administration of membership, the provision of ILOMOCA goods and services, planning research, and marketing of the ILOMOCA Membership Program. ILOMOCA will not disclose, sell, distribute, or share personal information with any third party. You may choose not to provide your personal details upon joining, however, ILOMOCA may not be able to fully administer the comprehensive membership benefits.
  9. ILOMOCA reserves the right to update or change the terms & conditions of membership benefits at any time without prior notice.
  10. ILOMOCA also reserves the right to terminate membership if a member fails to comply with the terms & conditions, abuse any privilege afforded to them under the ILOMOCA Membership Program, misuse the Membership Card or breach the conditions of entry at any ILOMOCA venue.
Fundraising Event

Be part of our annual events that aims to raise funds and help strengthen ILOMOCA’s advocacy to deliver top quality art collections, exhibitions, and programs.

Donate

Giving donation helps sustain the Museum’s programs for art conservation, awareness, and appreciation, enabling ILOMOCA to share the transformative power of art across all generations. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer

The ILOMOCA welcomes volunteers for guided tours and programs. Fill up your application at the Museum Concierge at the Ground Floor or contact us.

CELEBRATE SPECIAL OCCASION WITH US
HULOT GALLERY
( 100sqm )
CONFERENCE ROOM
( 20sqm ) 10pax
THE BOX
( 125sqm ) 60pax
For inquiries, please contact us or send a message!
(6333) 501-8622 or (6333) 501-8621

Shop

The Museum Shop primarily showcases premium merchandise inspired by the different artworks entrusted to ILOMOCA as well as those displayed in the Galleries

The Museum Shop is open from 10am to 7pm