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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-523-7855, 2-521-1517
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In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of...

In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC.

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Decent collection of local art

It's small and you could see it all in half an hour to an hour, but it's well worth a visit to see a fairly interesting collection of contemporary art. Not a lot to see, but for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jebskulker
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Sydney, NSW

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's small and you could see it all in half an hour to an hour, but it's well worth a visit to see a fairly interesting collection of contemporary art. Not a lot to see, but for only P100 entry I felt it was still worth the effort. I was glad I went. The downstairs area was the only area... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This Museum is within the perimeter of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Aside from its money collections, it features various exhibits, sometimes for a month or for a quarter, both local and international artists. The area is well maintained. Upstairs is an interactive area where you can even try "playing" some native games. There is an entrance fee of P150.00.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

If you're trying to get a handle on filipino art and expression, this museum will help, but the insights will be selective, and it may be that you only find a few of their pieces really moving. At least that was my experience. There are some nice pieces in the filipino collection. The contemporary work runs the gamut from conceptual... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The exhibit of contemporary Filipino art included some mixed-media works that were somewhat interesting, but there is not enough focus. The collection is a bit of this and a bit of that, with one or two famous artists represented, but no "theory" on the development of a school of Filipino art. The prohibition on photography is inexplicable considering that the... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a small museum that can be visited in two hours or less. I thought it was well-curated, expressing in visual art the triumphs and struggles, joys and sorrows, of the Filipino people. The texts next to the exhibits, available in Filipino and English, are well-written and insightful. The goldwork and pottery exhibits at the basement are closed when... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Not very impressed with the collection. There were a few exceptions, but nothing worth the entrance fee. It doesn't seem to get many visitors, besides ourselves there was just one other couple (tourists).

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Art of several different media, from the entirety of Filipino history. Not a huge collection, but very eclectic with lots of modern and commercial art all the way to ancient. Weekdays are best, as the pottery and gold collections are closed on weekends.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Except for two personal concerns about this art institute, it may have a claim to be the best art forum in the Philippines: (1) The places seems to be undergoing regular or frequent changes. When I got to Manila it was closed for 3 days for installations. Two weeks later when I returned it was open, the basement area was... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

the museum was well lit and the space was grand giving each art its own space. i liked the exhibit of the contemporary artist and the master painters. the staff was helpful and the airconditioner is functioning well.

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

They showcased contemporary art pieces when we visited it. They displays featured artists months by months. It also has old artifacts which are interesting. I asked someone in the concierge if we could take photos and she said that we could take photos on the ground level only. So, we took few photos then someone in the upper floor apprehended... More 

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