Pinto Art Museum: Fall Inlove with Arts and Nature

*will update this post, again. slow net connection*

I’ve been wanting to visit this place. After so many “drawing” plans, finally! Eto na!

From Taguig to Antipolo, it took us one and a half hours to travel using our car. Many thanks to waze app because we didn’t get lost, that much.

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“Nandito na talaga tayo?” “Ayan oh Pinto Art Museum” I never thought that inside this small door is a 1.2 hectare property. Really beauty comes from the inside.

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This arts sanctuary is located inside Grand Heights Subdivision, a quiet hillside subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal with a wide 1.2 hectare property. This Santorini-inspired dwelling place houses 7 modern and contemporary art galleries, an indigenous art museum, sculpture gardens, a chapel, 2 cafes, and not to mention, a private residence inside this welcoming art space

Dr. Cuanang first acquired a modest house and lot in the 70s then opened the Pinto Gallery around 2000. Ten years later, they opened the Pinto Art Museum.

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According to what I’ve read, Dr. Cuanang had a specific philosophy in mind when he launched the gallery and eventually, the museum. “He poured his own personal wealth into the museum, not really for business or profit, but to perform a civic duty for the Filipino people.

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“One thing lacking in the Philippines is education and appreciation of art and culture. The mere fact that this private museum was opened to the public already speaks volumes about the kind of person Dr. Cuanang is.”

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My love for nature and white!

Literally speaking, there are lots of Bintana (windows) here. Which can be a good photo frame, too.

You have to alot atleast 2 hours here to roam around the place. Must visit! 🙂

RATES/ENTRANCE TICKET FEES: (as of February 2016)

P180 for regular ticket
P150 for senior citizens and PWD with valid IDs
P100 for children and students with proper school IDs
Free for children below 3 years old
There’s an entrance fee of P20 for road users for non-residents of Grand Heights. You can park your vehicles on the street right across the museum.
PHOTO SHOOT RATES:

P7,500 – upper garden, lower garden (outdoor only)
P15,000 – upper garden, lower garden, Indigenous Art Museum and the new Museum wing (outdoor only)
Inclusive of: 5 hours photoshoot: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (in excess P750/hour) or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5 pax (in excess P300 per head)
comes with preparation room with air condition
additional of P500 for 5 hours
in excess P100 per hour
For inquiries regarding prenuptial shoots and private events, please call 6971015 and look for Jenny Villanueva.
ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO:

Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. Pinto Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The museum is CLOSED on MONDAYS.

HOW TO GET TO PINTO ART MUSEUM:

Pinto Art Museum is located inside Grand Heights, a private subdivision in Antipolo, Rizal. We find it easier to get here from Ortigas Avenue Extension to avoid the traffic congestion of Sumulong Highway and Antipolo town proper.

By car / private vehicle:

From Quezon City, go to Aurora Boulevard and take the route going to Marikina. Drive along Marcos Highway heading to Antipolo.
Turn right on Felix Avenue (the corner with Robinson’s Metro East & Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall).
Turn left when you reach Ortigas Avenue Extension.
Turn left at the rotunda leading to either Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Road.
Follow the Ortigas Avenue Extension road which will eventually become L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
There will be a small sign on the right side of the road pointing to Grand Heights and Pinto Art Museum.
By public transportation (coming from Cubao):

Take the LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan Station
Take a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (look for jeepneys bound for Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
Get off at Ynares Center.
Ride a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you at Grand Heights Subdivision (some drivers are not familiar with Pinto Art Museum).
By public transportation (coming From Ortigas area):

Ride a jeep/FX going to Antipolo (there is a jeepney terminal at the Greenfield District area and an FX terminal at SM Megamall Parking area). Estimated fare is P45.
Once you reach the Ynares Center, take a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Grand Heights Subdivision. Estimated fare for trike is P40.
At the guard house, tell them you’re going to the museum.

(c) Mavil Bien’s photo

Reference:Business Inquirer
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