Artsy Weekend at Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo

Divine walls, covered with lush scenery, topped with Anitpolo's cool weather, Saturday couldn't get better with this most especially if you are with some of your favorite people in life. Finally, our "drawing plan" came to life as last weekend, with my colleagues-turned-best-friends, visit Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo City, Rizal.

While some peeps are going gaga over some bright and colorful Instagram-inspired museums and exhibits, my friends and I let out our inner artsy fartsy side by vising this 1.3 hectare property owned and developed by Dr. Joven Cuanang. If you been here before, you might notice how the place is filled with so much brain-related pieces, mainly because Mr. Cuanang is a renowned Filipino neurologist and medical educator.

Mr. Cuanang began collecting the pieces from the early 1990s, where the galleries where mostly filled Philippine contemporary art. It was in 2010 when he formally presented and open to the public his extensive collection featuring 200 works of sculptures, paintings and installations.

Currently, the Museum has 6 galleries with pieces designed by Antonio Leaño, Elmer Borlongan, Emmanuel Garibay, Neil Manalo, Mark Justiniani, Ferdinand Montemayor and Jose John Santos III. The Museum also operates a gallery, whose programs include exhibitions of contemporary Philippine art.

I love art since I was a kid, and visiting museums for me is a real treat. And on this trip, it was more memorable because I had a chance to visit this with my close friends whose interest to things like these are as equal as to mine - though, we would admit that we are far from being expert on any of these. 

Pintô Art Museum made museum experience more interesting since the place was enough space to reflect on each giving its guests more time to evaluate and find relevance of their modern-day art works. What I like the most are the obvious symmetry of things inside, painted with with white colors, making everything more please to the eyes.

Surrounding the museum is a two-hectare garden complex, which they call the Silangan Gardens. This garden is also ecological art work with a variety of plants and flora, and a sanctuary for birds and local fauna. Though, I must inform you that there isn't available parking space for visitor, the subdivision where Pintô Art Museum is located, allows its visitor to park on the side streets of the area.

Entrance for adults is Php200, senior Citizens of PWD's entrance rate is Php180, while students who must come with valid school ID or any proof of enrollment will only pay Php100. Kids 3 years old and below are also welcome to come in, and they are free of charge.

The Museum has a list of do's and don'ts, and one of these is backpacks and big bags should be left at the baggage counter. Changing of clothes is also not allowed inside the museum, for those who are eyeing to do OOTD here. If you are hungry, no need to worry, because the Museum houses Pinto Café by Peppermill, which is open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. For table reservation, you may call (02) 633-0329.

Photoshoot rates are below are also allowed inside, but guests must secure permits from the management along with payment of Php8,000 for Upper Garden and Lower garden (Outdoor only), while Php15,500 for the Upper Garden, Lower Garden, Indigenous Art Museum and Gallery 6 garden (Outdoor only). For inquiries regarding prenuptial shoots and other events, you call (02) 697-1015.

For other details, you may want to visit their website or you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

1 comment

Adrenaline Romance said...

Very cool museum! I love the whitewashed walls; it seems like you are in the Mediterranean. :)