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segunda-feira, 16 de novembro de 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila maintains permanent and temporary exhibitions of pre-colonial, modern and contemporary Philippine art.

It aims to make art accessible to all via its multi-disciplinary approach in content and design, its interactive stations and educational programs.

Established in 1976, it is the first Philippine art institution to offer a bilingual and pedagogical program. It is partially subsidized by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP or the Central Bank of the Philippines).In 1979 the 'Met' was incorporated into a foundation known as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila Foundation, Inc. officially changing the status of the Museum to an independent, private, nonsectarian, non-political and non-profit cultural foundation.

Its principal program involves the exposure of its audience to quality art exhibitions and the liberal exchange of ideas, issues and creative processes associated with the collections of the Met, the BSP and its patrons. Another first is the museum's disability-sensitive program established in 2010 providing tactile and sensorial content. It believes in the use of art as a tool in the teaching of excellence, cultural values, and social responsibility.

The Museum is responsible for the conservation of some of the country's national treasures. The basement gallery showcases pre-Hispanic gold and pottery artifacts--proof of a flourishing pre-colonial Filipino society actively engaged in international trade and showcasing hallmarks of Filipino art and culture from the 8th to 13th centuries.

Also featuredis the era of Spanish colonization that produced religious images and objects by the country's most illustrious artists, some who garnered international recognition at the turn of the 20th century in Europe such as painters Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and Juan Luna.

An expansive main gallery showcases international art and thematically curated temporary exhibitions. The second floor galleries will soon exhibit a permanent collection of paintings, sculptures and prints representing turn of the 21st century and the best in contemporary Philippine art.

In recognition of the value of scholarship, the Met maintains a strong relationship with the academic community. It has outreach programs in non-traditional venues, both in urban and rural areas. In a pioneering effort to engage private support for public concerns, it continues to acquire the encouraging assistance of institutions both local and foreign.

Ongoing Exhibitions

BenCab: The Filipino ArtistOct. 5, 2015 - February 27, 2016 | Tall Galleries and Galeriya ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila takes its turn in celebrating the fifty creative years of National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) with a retrospective exhibition open to the public from October 5 and will run until February 27 next year.

BenCab: The Filipino Artist presents a rare opportunity to survey the prolific career of the artist through an assemblage of more than a hundred paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures loaned from various institutional and private collections, many of which will be on public view for the first time.

The exhibition presents more than just an expansive view of BenCab's works. It is an incisive look into the artist's life, oeuvre, and journey in becoming one of the Philippines' most esteemed and iconic artists of the 21st century.

The retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila is co-presented by Del Monte Philippines and Nutri Asia, with the generous support of Smart Infinity, Mercedes Benz and Pioneer Insurance.

International Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles (FITE): Renaissance Exhibition
July 8-Sept. 12, 2015, Tall and White Cube Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is proud to present the International Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles (FITE): Renaissance Exhibition that will take place in Manila from July 07 to September 12, 2015. After a successful run in the cities of Hue, Vietnam and Clermont-Ferrand, France, FITE: Renaissance is dedicated to intercultural exchanges on crafts and textiles. The exhibition has gathered over a hundred textile works from different parts of the world with the Philippine participation of Patis Tesoro and Anne Pamintuan.

Through this exhibition, artists, designers and craftsmen from all over the world interconnect and continue an ongoing dialogue with their audiences on recurring themes of tradition, cultural history and heritage inspiring contemporary adaptations including conservation and the preservation of valuable tangible and intangible folk practices and timeless cultural legacies.

Inabel, Philippine Textile from the Ilocos RegionBSP Gallery, Sept. 14 - Sept. 22

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila together with the Design Center of the Philippines and in cooperation with Balay ni Atong celebrates Design Consciousness Week with an exhibition of the rich textile heritage of Ilocos. Inabel: Philippine Textile from the Ilocos Region opens at the MET�s Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gallery on September 15, 2015. Inabel is the Ilocano generic term for a handloom woven cloth. It also refers to a set-up of yarns being worked on a handloom.

The exhibition features inabel that are dated from the 19th to the 20th century, interlaced with contemporary pieces. The juxtaposition of the old and new reflects the continuities and shifts in form, function and technology of the inabel that make it a vibrant and living tradition that prevent it from being a mere cultural treasure of the past.

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