Revisiting the Metropolitan Museum of Manila

“Art speaks where words are unable to explain.” – Threadless Artist Mathiole

Museums are the perfect venue to fuel your creativity and ignite your imagination. It lets you understand our past culture and feel inspired with the new and Metropolitan Museum of Manila  lets you experience just that. It has an extensive collection of Filipino paintings, some of which dates back to the early 1800’s and also a showcase of to the latest in contemporary art.

During the recent years, there has been a growth in the interest of visiting museums and anything related to art appreciation. Let’s admit it, some of us were only able to visit museums in the past because it was part of our education field trips. I am not that well-versed in art but through visiting museums, we get an insight of our diverse culture and rich heritage. Most of all, we get to see how talented Filipino Artists are.


If you want to get thorough information about the ongoing art exhibitions, you can avail for their Guided Tours at P500 for groups of less than 50 persons.


MUHON (October 27 – December 29, 2017)

Presented by the NCCA with the support of DFA and the office of Loren Legarda, “Muhon” (English translation: marker or landmark) is an exhibit to reflect the marking of a place in space and time.


ARELLANO’S WORKS (October 27 – December 29, 2017)

Framing the Spectacle of Space, Juan Arellano: See the creations of Juan Arellano as an architect and painter. You can see the blue prints and plans for the old Manila with his most notable works like the Metropolitan Theater and Philippine Post Office.


The second level offers a whole new exploration of art. Feast your eyes on the wide variety of contemporary art ranging from paintings, photos, sculpture, creative films and quirky art installations.

NOTE: Taking of photos is strictly prohibited on this level of the museum.


Last July, one of the trailspotters had the opportunity to be chosen as the winner for the last batch of entries for the Abot Tanaw photo contest by the Metropolitan Museum. She won art books plus museum passes and we would like to share the museum experience to our readers. (You can also follow her Instagram account: @siopaotonic)



We’re giving away three (3) museum passes! Give the gift of art appreciation for the holidays and join our contest. Read the simple mechanics below.

1. Like our FB page.
2. Like and Comment on our FB post.

*Art Passes are valid until December 30, 2017 only.
*Contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.

We’ll announce the winner on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Join Now!

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