Art has a unique power to transcend time and space, carrying us to different realms and stirring our emotions. If you’re a museum lover like me, Pinto Art Museum is a must-visit destination. As a museum enthusiast, I have visited Pinto Art Museum on several occasions since its inception in 2010. This contemporary art museum complex, nestled in Antipolo, Rizal, offers a captivating and immersive experience that transports visitors to the heart of Filipino creativity.
A Door to Contemporary and Emerging Local Art
Pinto Art Museum is aptly dubbed “the door to contemporary and emerging local art”. It stands as a testament to the vibrant and evolving art scene in the Philippines. Established by Filipino neurologist and dedicated art patron, Dr. Joven Cuanang, in 2010, the museum is a platform for showcasing the rich and diverse talent of Filipino artists.
Contemporary Art Museum Complex
The Pinto Art Museum is not just an ordinary museum; it’s a multi-dimensional art complex that goes beyond conventional exhibition spaces. This immersive institution is a fusion of creativity and nature, making it a truly unique cultural gem.
The Seven Galleries
One of the museum’s most outstanding features is its seven distinct galleries, each offering a diverse collection of contemporary art:
The heart of the museum, this space is a dynamic canvas where Filipino artists display their ever-evolving works. One of the interesting installations in this gallery is the rock boulders.
Gallery 2 features a mix of painting, sculpture and contemporary arts using various mediums. It’s a reflection of the constant innovation in Filipino art.
This gallery is one of the most popular galleries in Pinto Art as it houses interesting wire sculptures.
Gallery 4 stands out as a realm where modern and contemporary art coexist with Spanish-inspired masterpieces. It’s a blend of artistic traditions and modern innovation. But there’s more to this gallery than just art; it carries a message that resonates with a rebellious spirit, encapsulated in the phrase, we are the kids that your parents warned about.
In Gallery 5, you’ll notice a shift in ambiance and tone. Here, the atmosphere takes on a lighter and neater quality, inviting you to explore a different facet of Filipino art. This is a tranquil space where paintings come to life, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich tapestry of the Spanish colonial era that has left an indelible mark on the Philippines.
Gallery 6 is a two-story gallery that boasts a remarkable collection of masterpieces.. Beyond the visual experience, this gallery also offers unique audio installations that delve into the intricate narratives of Usapang Babae (Women’s Talk), a room with brain seats, and an audio-visual spectacle known as Jellyfish Kisses.
In 2020, they’ve added a new wing – Gallery 7. This new space is dedicated to housing works from the museum’s permanent collection.
Other Attractions at Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Chapel is a striking quaint architectural gem inside Pinto Art Museum.
A tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines, this gallery showcases indigenous art and artifacts, providing insight into the country’s diverse ethnic groups.
The Pinto Art Museum’s Roof Deck is a breathtaking open-air space that offers panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty and the museum’s picturesque grounds.
This place provides a cozy and intimate space for artistic performances, film screenings, and cultural events.
The Outdoor Amphitheater at Pinto Art Museum is a unique, open-air venue nestled amidst the museum’s lush gardens. This picturesque setting serves as a perfect stage for live performances, cultural events, and gatherings, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in art and nature simultaneously.
Forest, adorned with its Stations of the Cross installations, is a serene and contemplative space within the museum’s grounds
Pinto Arboretum, a botanical haven within Pinto Art Museum’s premises, offers a captivating opportunity to explore a diverse collection of local flora and fauna.
Upper Garden + Pool
The Upper Garden and Pool area at Pinto Art Museum offers a delightful blend of art and relaxation. Surrounded by lush greenery, this tranquil space features a serene pool where visitors can unwind, creating a harmonious escape within the museum’s artistic oasis.
The Pinto Art Museum Shop is a charming boutique offering a carefully curated selection of artistic and cultural souvenirs.
Where to eat at Pinto Art Museum
Cafe Rizal at Pinto Art Museum is a charming and picturesque cafe within the serene and art-filled ambiance of the Pinto Art Museum’s lush gardens.
Café Dionysus is an eclectic and bohemian coffee shop known for its rich, aromatic brews and artistic vibes.
Pinto Art Museum Rates
- Adults (18 years old & above) — Php 250
- PWD & Senior Citizen — Php 200
- Student with proof of enrollment — Php 125
- 3 years old & below — Free
Please observe proper museum behavior. Kindly take note of the following policies:
- No pets allowed
- Walk-in only
- No bringing of large bags and backpacks
- No smoking & spitting
- No touching or leaning on artworks
- Bringing of foods and drinks are prohibited
- No littering
- No recording of videos, drones and flash photography
- No changing of clothes
- Do not cut/pick/uproot the plants
Pinto Art Museum Map
Pinto Art Museum Contact Information
Pinto Art Museum
Opens Tuesday – Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Address: 1 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines