To visit Pinto Art Museum has always been on my top to-go list since it has been a haven for photo enthusiasts plus my indestructible astonishment for museums. My heart was singing in delight because just this month I was able to see it for real. Pinto Art Museum is a 40 minute to 1 hour drive away from the busy streets of Manila (please exclude the traffic). It is exactly located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. This is one of the most popular spots in Rizal to go to.
Pinto Art Museum is divided into 6 galleries which feature different contemporary and modern arts. ‘Pinto’ meaning door is a symbolical word to name it which means different passage or gateway to another set of art. It is an assemblage of over 300 modern paintings, sculptures and art installations by different local artists. It is a project of non-profit organization named Silangan Foundation of Arts, Culture and Ecology which promotes Philippine Arts and Culture. The Pinto Gallery started during 2000 which was led by Dr. Joven Cuanang, a neurologist which dedicated his personal wealth in the museum and aims to promote education and appreciation for arts and culture.
The museum is surrounded mainly by garden and you’ll see some before you reach the last three galleries
Galleries 4, 5 & 6
captivating hallways, windows, chairs & tables
There are also restaurants and cafe inside
Visiting the museum for me is like unconsciously wandering in an unfamiliar place, anything may surprise you. My eyes were never tired of looking from side to side. Even doorways, windows, chairs, tables and white-walled galleries & buildings look like art pieces. Walking around the museum made my heart skipped a beat and gave me pressure to take the best angles in every art which splurged in different corners. It’s an open air space which makes the museum look intrinsic and unified in nature.
View of the City from afar
How to get there from Cubao via Public Transportation
- From MRT Cubao station, you can ride either FX or jeepney heading to Antipolo or Tanay.
- Tell the driver to drop you off to Ynares Center.
- From there, you can ride a tricycle which is headed directly to Pinto Art Museum.
How to get there via Private Vehicles:
- 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. (courtesy of traveling-up.com)
Rates as of 2017
– Regular ticket P200 / $4
– Senior Citizen or PWD P180 / $3.5
– Students or children P100 / $2
(Note: Make sure to bring your ids with you to avail discounts)
Pinto Art Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
For inquiries regarding prenuptial shoots and other events, please call 697-1015 and look for Mrs. Jenny Villanueva.
– You can call this number (02) 697 1015
– Or email them at email@example.com
– For their facebook page, click here
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Tips and Infos Upon Visiting the Museum:
– No foods or pets allowed
– No flash photography
– Smoking is strictly prohibited
– Children must be accompanied by adults
– They are open during holidays as long as it’s not Monday
Have a trip in the heart of Rizal and don’t forget to visit Pinto Art Museum. Enjoy the travel!