Posted July 30, 2017 by Drew Bagay in Discover

Check Out The Met’s ‘Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight’ Exhibit

The city of Manila is rich in culture and history, built upon its foundation of colonial heritage and thriving community. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila showcases the city’s enduring and evolving identity in an exhibit called Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight.


The paintings from the collection of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas feature contemporary art that capture the city’s continuously growing culture. Among the Filipino artists is comic book creator Manix Abrera, whose Manananggal (an excerpt from his 14 silent comics) are available for free. Other artists include Tad Ermitano, Dina Gadia, Cocoy Lumbao, Leeroy New, Issay Rodriguez, Denise M. Weldon, and MM Yu.

Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight runs until August 26 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Drew Bagay

Drew is a lover of comic books, movies, and all things pop culture. He enjoys crime/thriller/noir fiction, playing the guitar, and taking long walks. He also doesn't like talking in third person.