Exploring aesthetic places has always been a testament to my appreciation of clean, modern design. I’m happy of seeking out those new places that has been a trend before because of its beauty and simplicity. There’s something about this subtle aesthetic that both draws me in, and makes me calm. One of my primary goal had been to take in the city’s historic sights and resplendent art, Finding quiet in a city renowned for its hustle and bustle is no small feat, But Pinto Art offers a serene escape for those frazzled by today’s frenetic pace. Home to their stunning masterpieces is the museum, kept in a secret garden hidden behind the hills and mountains of Antipolo City, called Pinto Art Museum.
Pinto Art Museum offers the perfect environment for creativity, with the grandeur of its natural landscapes, and its beauty for artworks and sculptures that has been well known and made by local artist here in the Philippines. Inside of Pinto you will experience/see sets of statues made alternatively of stone and candlewax dotted the gardens. Several art galleries can be found in the open-air Mediterranean-inspired villas, shrouded by well-manicured gardens and landscaped greens. In the middle of the green lawn was an antique four poster bed laid out with crisp white sheets, Beautiful silver art pieces work showed. Everywhere I looked there seemed to be doorways and paths waiting to reveal more hidden treasures. This is what i feel when we start exploring the place and it’s been crazy cause i really love exploring and taking photographs of good places, This is why i started to make this article. Because I believe this place should be more exposed, No wonder the place is popular with pre-nuptial sessions and pictorials, everything here is so picturesque. There are countless photographic opportunities waiting at every angle to satisfy any shutterbug’s cravings.
Silangan Gardens is a one-hectare land which is home to Silangan Foundation for Arts,Culture and Ecology, a non-profit organization dedicated to, as the name suggests, the Philippine arts and culture. Opening its doors to a diverse range of masterpieces was the Pinto Art Museum Located at Antipolo City.
I really appreciate the fact about seeing these art pieces not only hanging in the walls, but integrated in the seating areas and gardens as art installations, Also the structures had been cohesive with the environment. The same goes for all the natural elements like a tree growing out from the middle of a stairway and rocks in the middle of one of the galleries floors. I also appreciate the fact that photography for personal use is allowed here unlike some other museums.
Pinto Art Museum contains a massive yet well-curated collection of modern paintings, sculptures and art installations. Gallery 1 seems to be more traditional art pieces with paintings depicting idyllic scenes from daily life in the Philippines. Gallery 2 had more experimental mixed media pieces. Gallery 3 had some interesting wire sculptures. Galleries 4 and 5 seemed to contain modern and abstract art pieces that shows in a daily lives of different people.
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Finding Pinto Art Museum might pose a challenge at first as the institution was built astray from main roads and highways, but in a quiet hillside subdivision instead.
Here are some fast facts that may help you on your trip:
1. Pinto Art Museum is located at the Silangan Gardens, #1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights, Antipolo City.
2. If you’re commuting to Pinto Art Museum, take a jeepney bound for Antipolo (look for jeepney signages such as Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction, or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa, and get off at Ynares Center. Take a tricycle from there to take you to Pinto Art Museum.
3. If you’re driving to Pinto Art Museum, take Ortigas Extension, passing by Cainta-Junction, then Tikling (take the uphill road bound for Antipolo). When you reach Ynares Center, take a right to a hill, and follow the road to Grand Heights.
4. Museum entrance fee cost:P200.00 for adultsP100.00 for students ( present ID for discount )20% discount for senior citizens.
5. Pinto Art Museum’s business hours:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
All Photos from Fujifilm X-A2 and XT-10