Looking for an awesome date place around the metro? Searching for something romantic but with a twist? A date at an art gallery might be what you need.
Don't worry if you don't understand those abstract paintings because we've come up with a list of dos and don'ts that should help you impress your date. Check 'em out below!
1) DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU VISIT A GALLERY
If you're totally clueless about the strokes, styles, and artists, take some time to do the research. But if you are an expert, don't act like you know it all. You don't want to make her feel like she's inadequate.
2) DON'T JUST BREEZE THROUGH THE PAINTINGS
Take the time to appreciate the pieces. It's not about trying to analyze what the artist is trying to tell you. Rather, it's about taking the time to look at a painting to see if affects you on an emotional level. If it doesn't, well, move on to the next piece. Tell your date about how you feel about an artwork—and just be honest.
3) RESPECT HER OPINION TOO
Two people will experience an artwork differently. That's just how it works. So just because your girlfriend doesn't see the point behind a piece, it doesn't mean you have to hammer your own take into her head. Being dogmatic doesn't blend well with art. No two sets of eyes see the exact same things on a canvas.
4) FEEL FREE TO TALK TO HER
Just don't be too loud. Rowdy visitors aren't appreciated in these types of places.
5) ASK BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
Some artwork exhibitions don't allow you to take photos, so before you take out that #selfie stick, ask the gallery guys.
6) LIMIT LANDIAN MOMENTS
Art galleries have this certain level of sophistication to them. So you and your girl will stick out like a sore thumb if you don't keep your baser desires to yourselves. At this point, attempt to tease her mind and heart, and not her body, you animal you.
Got all that? Now you're probably asking, "Where exactly can I find this 'art gallery' you're talking about?" There's the Bencab Museum in Baguio and the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. Or you can check out these artworks at an exhibit in Rockwell Center in Makati:
These works of genius were created by two phenomenal Filipino artists: Charlie Co, an award-winning artist based in Bacolod, and Cezar Arro who has been practicing visual arts for 22 years now.
You can check the gallery (and even buy these masterworks if you've got the money to spend) at the Kirov Model unit in the Proscenium Showroom in Rockwell Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until August 13, 2015.