Rizal, the province, is known for being the home of several known Filipino artists that it is no wonder, that it also became the home of contemporary Filipino art from all around the archipelago. It all started as a private collection of a Filipino art patron, Dr. Joven Cuanang. But believing that his vast collection of Filipino contemporary should be shared, true to it’s name, Pintô Art Museum has opened its doors for Filipino artists to showcase their work and for Filipinos to learn more about ourselves.
As you enter the premises, you will be greeted by the beautiful organic architecture designed by Antonio Leaño, which follow the contour of the mountain. You will instantly know that you are in no ordinary museum as instead of just placing artworks inside the different galleries, some works are placed in the gardens along with actual beds that you can relax on. The different galleries also house various works ranging from small sketches to paintings that take up a whole wall space. Also, one of the galleries even have rooms that look like rooms inside a house, but littered with a lot of amusing and intriguing works in every nook and cranny. Anyone will surely find a piece that they will relate to as the subjects of the artworks vary from commentary on the Philippine society to display the artist’s personal experience. Given the wide array of inspiring and thought-provoking works carefully placed on more than one hectare art enthusiasts’ heaven, spending only a day in the museum seems to be not enough.
Another element that makes a visit to the Pintô Art Museum memorable is the guided tour by Andy Orencia, an artist and a member of Salingpusa. With nothing but the love and passion for the arts, he provides background history of the museum and insightful stories behind the art to anyone who listens and who is willing to learn. To anyone looking for inspiration or for motivation to pursue their heart’s desire for the arts, I highly recommend that you to take his tour. He will show you how the different pieces in the museum interact with each other and how the works all convey Filipino culture, love and human truth.
Pinto Art Museum:
1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights, Antipolo, Philippines
Tuesdays to Sundays
09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
P180 for Regular Ticket
P150 for Senior Citizens and PWD with Valid IDs
P100 for Children and Students with proper School IDs
Guided Tour Schedule:
09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m.
04:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Cafe Tan-aw by Peppermill:
Serves meals from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
For Prenuptial shoots and other events, contact Mrs. Jenny Villanueva (697-10-15)