Antipolo: Pinto Art Museum

Tayo na sa Antipolo!!!

Antipolo is a highly-urbanized city [1] situated in the Province of Rizal (Region 4A). The City is well known as the “Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines” on account of the month-long (every May) annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Senora dela Paz y Buen Viaje) at the Antipolo Cathedral.

Aside from pilgrimage and spiritual journey, one can go to Antipolo for artistic adventure and the Pinto Art Museum is one of the City’s artistic treasures. After all, the province of Rizal is home to a number of national artists [2] , particularly the municipality of Angono, which is hailed as the “Art Capital of the Philippines.”

So, if you seek for a relaxed trip and a different kind of photo op adventure, then: “tayo na sa Antipolo, at duon, mag-Pinto Art Museum tayo!!!”


Going to the Museum

  1. Take FX or Jeep going to Antipolo

(From Ortigas):

  • Go to the Antipolo FX terminal in Megamall just outside the supermarket (Mega Bldg B) near the open parking area facing EDSA (fare is PhP50).
  • Or you can go to the FX terminal in StarMall and take the FX going to Tanay (fare is PhP70).
  • There are also jeep terminals in StarMall that go to Antipolo or Tanay. You can take either (fare is PhP30-35)

This is a 45-min to 1-hour ride (depending on the traffic condition). Whether you take the FX or Jeep, tell the driver to drop you off at “Ynares” (the FX/Jeep all pass by Ynares).

(From Cubao):

  • There is also an FX terminal in Araneta Center going to Antipolo, make sure the route is “Antipolo-Simbahan” or “Antipolo via Junction” (fee is also PhP50). Get off at Ynares.
  1. Take a tricycle going to the Museum

There is a tricycle terminal near Ynares, beside the huge tree or rotonda. You can go there or you can just signal any tricycle passing by, just make sure that the driver knows the museum, but I think most drivers know how to go there (fare is PhP40 for the whole tricycle; capacity of 4 persons). From Ynares to Pinto is about 5-10 mins.


Gallery Hours and Entrance Fee

The gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9AM to 6PM. Upon entrance, you will proceed to the registration area and pay the entrance fee of PhP150.

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(Museum Entrance)


 

An afternoon of artistic delight… of appreciating art in its many forms…

The Pinto Art Museum houses various art collections from paintings, graffiti, sculptures (out of stone and metal), and many other pieces that showcase the Filipino artists’ creativity and ingenuity.

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Personally, I don’t think you need to be an artist or a true art lover to appreciate the museum, this place is a real feast for both the eyes and mind.

20120101_235133(A huge wall of paintings)

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(One of the most striking and photograph pieces)

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(Probably my favorite art piece, thread art. see closely how the threads were used, so intricate and beautiful!)

 

 

What I also love about the museum are the whitewashed wall structures and natural landscape surrounding the area, where you pass by beautiful open spaces and wild gardens as you go from one building to another.

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Sources:

[1] President Aquino declaired Antipolo as a highly-urbanized city via Proclamation No. 124, s. of 2011. http://www.gov.ph/downloads/2011/03mar/20110314-PROC-0124-BSA.pdf

[2] Municipality of Angono official website: http://www.angono.gov.ph/art_angono_botong_angono.php?p=ar

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