If you’re a millennial like me, you’ve probably heard about that art museum in Antipolo City from your friends or social media contacts. Home to the non-profit organization Silangan Foundation for Arts, Culture, and Ecology, Pinto Art Museum is a private gallery and museum that has attracted the attention of curious tourists and art enthusiasts.
A Museum in the Hills
What sets Pinto Art Museum apart from most other art galleries and museums around Manila is its sprawling landscape and beautiful interiors. Nestled on the side of the Sierra Madre mountains, the museum offers a breathtaking view of the lowlands.
Feast for the Senses
Aside from being a haven for landscape architects, the museum is known, of course, for housing hundreds of pieces from upcoming and established artists alike. With its many galleries and exhibits, the museum was nothing but a feast for the eyes.
In an interview with Philippine Star, art patron, neurologist, and museum owner Joven Cuanang said that he sees himself as an educator: showcasing the works of contemporary Filipino artists is his contribution to the promotion of our culture and arts.
How to get there
In Cubao, take a jeepney or an FX bound for Antipolo and ask the driver to drop you off at Ynares Center. It’s a few blocks away from the church, and it’s not hard to find. From there, take a tricycle to the museum (P50 per trip). The drivers are familiar with the place.
If you’re going by car, take Ortigas Extension. Go past Cainta Junction, and drive until you reach Tikling Junction. The route heading uphill will get you to Ynares Center. Turn right and drive straight ahead to reach the gates of Grand Heights.
Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights, 1870 Antipolo City. Ticket prices (as of July 2016) are as follows:
- P200 – Regular visitors
- P180 – Senior citizens and PWDs with valid IDs
- P100 – Students with valid IDs and children
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM. Reach them by calling (02) 697-1015 or shoot them an email.
For reservations for seats at the Pinto Museum: Pinto Café by Peppermill, call (02) 986-1804.