It was in May 18, 2015, International Museum Day, when we set foot and, I can very well say, fell in love with The Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo.
It is a 1.3-acre property that houses hundreds of artwork – from painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and I hope soon, some poetry.
The day we went there, admission was free in line with the celebration that day. But regular rates as follows (in PhP): 180 for regular tickets, 150 for senior citizens and PWDs with proper ID and 100 for students with ID.
When you’re hungry and tired, you can spend your lunch, or have snacks at the Cafe Tan-aw by Peppermill. You can also call 9861804 for reservations.
They’re open, like most museums, Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am-6pm. Guided tours are scheduled at 9am, 12nn, 2pm and 430pm.
Take any Antipolo-bound SUVs and get off near the Antipolo church. Ask any tricycle driver to take you to the Pinto Museum. It’s very easy, you won’t get lost.
There are numerous galleries, and there are works of art outside of the galleries that sometimes go unnoticed.
The captions in the photos are words penned by the author (Migz Hernandez), and should not be reproduced without due credits.
Anyone can easily spend an entire day there, as every corner is worthy of appreciation. Even in the heat of the sun, we marveled in awe at the great talent that stood before us in display at Pinto.
Allow me to share the photos we captured there, and to share the feelings these have invoked, through my humble verses:
Those are just some of the paintings you can admire (and buy – something I have failed to ask) when in Pinto. This October, in celebration of Museums of Galleries month, and even in the months after that, it’s always good to be lost in a museum.
What are you waiting for? Get on your car, or your favorite Van going to Antipolo and knock on the pinto of Pinto!