Pinto Art Museum

by - February 15, 2017

Last January 28, 2017, we went to Pinto Art Museum to celebrate one of my friend’s birthday. We decided to celebrate it there because our squad likes to visit different museums and of course to travel. Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdv. Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal. They are open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The entrance fee is very affordable. Since we are a student we only paid 100 php, don’t forget to bring your ID as a proof. For regular adults, its 200 php and for PWD its 180 php only. The whole place is very huge with six galleries, in each galleries, it has different themes that portrays powerful messages. 
Pinto Art Museum is an assemblage of over 300 modern paintings, sculptures, and art installations by various local artists. Pinto, the Filipino word for door, serves as the gateway for modern and contemporary art. It is a project of El Refugio Arts and Sciences Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Philippine arts and culture. It is being led by Dr. Joven Cuanang. He has accumulated a number of artworks in his personal collection and when he launched the gallery, he poured his own personal wealth into the museum to perform a civic duty for the Filipino people. He aims to promote education and appreciation for art and culture. The museum's overall mission is to champion conservation of nature, education of the Filipino people, and opening doors for talented artists. Art pieces of the museum are left to the natural elements as Dr. Cuanang wants everything natural. 
Pinto Art Museum is very Instagram-worthy because of its minimalistic Mediterranean inspired architectural design. The place is carefully crafted with fine details by Mr. Antonio Leaño, the museum director, museum designer, and contributing artist, and; Ms. Jenny Villanueva, the museum manager. It is an open space with artworks hanging on the wall or placed on a table or stand. The museum is not all about appreciating the artworks but you can also appreciate the environment there. The place has wide doors and windows so you can feel the fresh air while absorbing the product of the local artists. People can relax and enjoy the peaceful environment because there are so many available couches and beds outside of the galleries.
Since the whole place is very huge, no doubt that you will get hungry. There are cafes inside the Pinto Art Museum. Visit this link for the menus and prices. Pinto Cafe. It’s a bit pricy so my friends and I didn’t eat there instead we ate outside. There are so many restaurants and buffets around the museum that will perfectly suit your budget.

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