The Met Museum (Manila) and some notes on Museum Photography …

Braved typhoon Jolina for Met's open house (free entrance yay). A post shared by Elvina dela Cruz (@elvinadcruz) on Aug 26, 2017 at 1:45am PDT The Metropolitan Museum of Manila had an Open House at the last Saturday of August this year. I had been meaning to visit this museum for a couple of years…

The Library of Unread Books

This August I had the chance to visit The Library of Unread Books (TLUB) on the last week of its two-month run here in Manila. Here is a description of TLUB from MCAD Commons’ website: The second iteration of a ten-year-long project, The Library of Unread Books develops from the artist’s (Heman Chong) deep-seated longing for books….

1335 Mabini + UP’s Museum of a History of Ideas

I had lived like a hermit from the months of June and July hence the lack of updates. Having been finally hit by cabin fever, I made up my mind to go on a day trip a week or every other week at the very least. Since I seem to be perpetually strapped for cash…

Mars Ravelo: Early Years at the NCCA

As a kid, I did not read comics (there was a lack of reading materials in our house growing up) but at a young age I already knew who Mars Ravelo was (or at least knew of his works). Mars Ravelo was the king and pioneer of Philippine comics. He was what Jack Kirby had been…