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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is the first Philippine art institution to offer a bilingual and didactic program.It looks forward to a Filipino nation that takes pride in the variety and excellence of its arts and culture. As the premier museum of modern and contemporary visual arts in the Philippines, the Met Museum seeks cultural upliftment; embraces art as discipline in the teaching of non art concepts such as cultural values, civic responsibilities and environmental awareness; and believes belief in the need for excellence. It brings art to all levels of the local and international community, and situates it within the context of Philippine history and society.

Its motto, ART FOR ALL, is the foundation of its programs, which include permanent, changing, and travelling exhibitions, interactive stations, and educational activities. In 2009, the Museum launched the program Touch the Artist’s Vision specifically designed for the visually-impaired, the first in museums throughout the country. It offers special facilities that utilize the other senses such as bilingual Braille captions (Filipino and English), bilingual audio guides, and tactile diagrams.

The Met has acquired paintings, sculpture and prints thru generous donations from Philippine artists, artists’ heirs, and private collectors. These form the nucleus of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila permanent collection of Philippine contemporary art, and are exhibited on a changing basis, in thematic shows with varying responsive and education messages. The Met also curates the art collection of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, whose pre-hispanic gold and pottery collections are on permanent exhibition.
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  • This museum never disappoints! Everything is spectacular! Live the exhibits and the amount of time and effort it takes to keep it looking great!  more »
  • Kids and I loved our visit to the Metropolitan Museum. It has work from the Masters (Luz, Edades, Orlina, Abueva, Luna, Amorsolo and many many more), and up-and-coming masters (Justiniani, Pilapil, et...  more »
  • Went her with my 4yo son, 1yo daughter and my bestfriend. We enjoyed looking around at various art pieces. My kids were mesmerized at the different styles of used and loved the colors and textures of ...  more »
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  • Best-kept museum I've so far been to in the Philippines - maybe because of its comparably limited space, its modern design, and brilliant exhibit lay-out. The only downside may be that the staff isn't readily available, and that the museum is not exactly the place to tour vacationers around especially if they are disabled or are really looking to bring home souvenirs. But it is, in general, a good museum to visit for their well-curated content, especially if you don't mind exploring solo.
  • Very well kept museum. Had fun watching and trying to interpret the art pieces because there were barely anyone, so we had all the time in the world to consume what artists try to convey. Good place to visit on an especially hot day!
  • I went for a special exhibit about maps, but ended up staying longer than planned because of their contemporary arts display.
  • Its contemporary and historical and exhibits are really curated well.
  • Art gallery featuring local (Filipino) artists. Sometimes hosting exhibits from external clients. Art gallery assistants weren't knowledgeable with the artworks :'(