Catch the MET Open House x CineMET on November 23

Check out art for free this Sunday.


( Fancy something more than a lazy Sunday? Take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and check out their newest exhibit, Images of Philippine Flora: 1877 to the Present. The art on display takes inspiration Flora de Filipinas by the Spanish friar and botanist Manuel Blanco and for more people to enjoy its beauty, the MET is opening its door to the public-for free-on November 23. In addition to the exhibit, the MET will also be showing movies from the METLab.



Preview: Floating barks? Interesting!


The book by Blanco is from our country’s colonial past, first published in 1837. It’s one of the first comprehensive documentation of the plants found in our land and in 1877, Celestine Fernandez Villar, together with her peers, published the first illustrated version of the book.


Images of Flora features 60 botanical illustrations from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas collection plus modern works by 21 contemporary artists. It’s an attempt to continue to catalog the details of the Philippines’ vast green spaces and for us, it’s a nice reminder that there are meadows and forests outside the metro’s hustle and bustle.


For more information, check out the MET’s official website and Facebook page. The MET is at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila. Call 708-7828 for other inquiries.

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