01 Jul Philippine Art
Metropolitan Theatre (AR00686)
The Metropolitan Theatre was inaugurated on December 10, 1931. It was designed by Filipino architect Juan Arellano using a modern expressionistic style, where the theater's facade is a great rectangular window of translucent glass, highlighted on either side by tapestries of colored tiles. Inside, two mural paintings, 'The Dance' and 'The Spirit of Music' by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, were displayed.