Abueva: The Power of Form

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Filipinos have been wholly responsive to art that one can touch, and be intrinsically touched in return. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila brings together a long awaited tribute to one of the Philippine’s first artistic giants in Modernizing Philippine Sculpture, National Artist Napoleon Abueva.

The exhibition will open from November 26, 2013 – January 31, 2014at the MET’s Tall gallery, and until Feburary 28, 2014 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas gallery.

“Abueva: The Power of Form” gathers together several sculptures from various collections making up a commemoration from the 1950’s until the 20th century. Curated by Mr. Dannie Alvarez, this retrospective will invite museum goers, artists and art enthusiasts to learn and appreciate sculpture. Abueva’s monumental art works stand timeless and extraordinary crafted expertly by his hands that imbued it with a Filipino essence

Some major pieces will be included in this exhibition, such as the “The Allegorical Harpoon”and “Hilojan” from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, “Dambana ng Pasko” and “Cultivated Plains” from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

To see and enjoy Napoleon Abueva’s works with his contemporaries, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Manila at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hoursare from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.

For more details, please call (63 2) 708-7828 or email

Metropolitan Museum Of Manila
Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas Complex
A. Mabini St., Roxas Blvd.
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday November 26, 2013 - Friday January 31, 2014


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