Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 June: Philippines: Antipolo: Pinto Art Museum

This place was visited by Ces and Daphne weeks ago and decided to might as well visit the place.

Too bad that when we have visited the place, they had a power outage, no lights on the paintings and fans were not working.  Refrain from visiting during the mid-day since there were only few shaded area. Bring a cap or a hat if you want to stay cool headed.

"Pinto", as it's name, is a gateway to arts and culture of us Filipinos!  Although the building architecture looks like Greece (or what we known as #Urk from Descendants of the Sun), these stores a lot of great works and paintings of local artists.  

The Chapel (door)

I may have to compare, but too bad that these art works are not taken care by air-conditioned rooms.  From my visits on foreign land, they keep some sealed on glass and with maintains temperature for the oil or paintings not to be affected by moist or dust.  But here, the paintings are just there out in the open. 

How to get there

  • From Megamall terminal (behind the supermarket), take a shuttle/van going to Antipolo. (50php)
  • Drop-off along L. Sumulong Circle (ask the driver for Ynares Center)
  • Take a tricycle from either Mervilla Ave. or Grand Heights Rd. (20php)
  • Drop-off at Pinto Art Gallery

Rules and Policies for Visiting Pinto Art Museum

  • Admission Fee: Adult (200php), Senior Citizen/PWD (180php), student with valid ID (100php), 3 yrs old and below (free)

  • Baggage - All bags are subject to security inspection.  All backpacks are not allowed inside the galleries.
  • Artworks/Sculptures: Touching and leaning on the artworks are prohibited.
  • Mobility Access - Persons with disability are requested to seek assistance from our Museum staff to access the museum PWD entrance.  The management is always conscious of your safety, but due to natural terrain of the museum, all persons with disability and children must at all times be accompanied by a responsible person.  Ladies are suggested to wear flat shoes or slippers.
  • Cameras / Cellphones - No flash photography is allowed inside the museum.  Pictures for personal use is permitted but no video shoot allowed inside the galleries.
  • Food and Drinks - cannot be brought inside the galleries.
  • No changing of clothes inside the premise.
  • No smoking.  Cigarettes/E-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere in the museum premises.
  • No pets. Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
  • School Project – Students must submit a Letter of Proposal or send an email to pintoartmuseum[@] for approval.

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