Pinto Art Museum is where art and nature meet

I went to Pinto Museum in Antipolo for a day trip. It stands out as the most visited museum in Rizal.

What makes the Museum so unique is that it offers a vision that combines archaeology, history, art history and contemporary Filipino art.

The Open Galleries

A cluster of Mediterranean- inspired villas sprawled inside its 1.3-hectare property owned by Dr. Joven Cuanang houses the museum’s collections. This makes it one of the best places to take amazing photos for Instagram feeds.

This unique setup allows Pinto to showcase objects,  an extraordinary treasure trove of art collected since the 1960s that features both permanent and rotating exhibitions.

Upon entering the museum's gate, there is a painting gallery and a souvenir shop. A set of steps splits at a landing, leading to a mini chapel and the landscaped garden.

To the left of the chapel in the middle section of the garden lies a big art gallery that features giant murals such as the  "Karnabal"  (carnival).

Turning in the front direction to the right of the chapel leads to a wishing well, a cluster of villas with rounded arches and ornate colums. There is a roof deck that allows visitors to take in the sun with a good view of Pinto's landscaped garden and treetops of Antipolo.

The Gardens

The central walkway acts as a visual focal point for Pinto. It gives visual access to the whole Pinto Art Museum garden.

There are intimate outdoor spaces in Pinto Art Museum's open-air design which make it feel more like a destination rather than a big, open space. There are antique white iron beds and chairs along the pathways.

The courtyard functions as an outdoor living room. There are statues, art installations plus several simple stone bowl fountains everywhere.

The existing large trees around the garden create a temperate climate suitable for shade dwellers. Below and around the trees grow flowering perrenials leading to a lush garden with lots of shade. There are wide plant beds that slide down between low retaining walls. Pathways are paved with sandstone and walls are coated with stucco.

Spending time in Pinto Art Museum galleries is a breathtaking experience indeed!

Pinto Art Museum
1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision,
Antipolo, 1870 Rizal

Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM