Catch sunsets, seascapes + more at MET Museum's free-for-all day
Save the date!
(SPOT.ph) It's not just the Yuchengco Museum that's having a free-for-all treat on May 18. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila along Roxas Boulevard is joining in on the fun by offering free admission for one day. On top of that, guests can sign up for guided exhibit tours of Seascapes: Tranquility and Agitation, Abot-Tanaw: Tracing Local Horizons, and Mapping the Philippine Seas.
Seascapes presents various artists' interpretations of marine life and scenery. There's a rendition of a turbulent beach titled "Uttarah" by Ibn Saud Salipyasin Ahmad as well as a video installation titled "Gilubong ang Akon Pusod sa Dagat" ("My Navel is Buried in the Sea").
Mapping the Philippine Seas complements Seascapes by showcasing antique Philippine maps and sea charts. One of the most important displays is the "Carta Hydrographica y Chorographic delas Yslas Filipinas" by Padre Pedro Murillo Velarde. It shows stylized images of Filipinos, Chinese, Spaniards, and other groups, as well as intricate designs of ships and land areas.
Abot-Tanaw is a fresh look at our different sunsets as seen in various parts of the Philippines. Manila Bay is one of these iconic spots, and it's apt that this exhibit is held right across the boulevard.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit MET's website.