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Visit the Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum is situated at the heart of Silangan Gardens, keeping it away from city noise. The minimalistic museum has a Mediterranean-inspired architectural design that will captivate every Instagrammer’s heart!
Every side of Pinto Art Museum is carefully crafted with fine details by Antonio Leaño, the museum’s designer and director. There is definitely no dull place when inside the museum. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to get a stunning picture of the place. No wonder the museum is such a popular site for photo shoots!
Unlike your usual museum, the structure of the Pinto Art Museum is an open space adorned with artworks either hanging on the wall or placed on a stand. The museum has wide wooden doors so air can freely flow inside while visitors enjoy observing the artworks. People can also relax and enjoy the peaceful environment as there are available couches and even beds displayed outside.
Pinto Art Museum has six galleries that showcase contemporary artworks made using different media by local artists like Mark Justiani and Jose John Santos III to name a few. From sculptures to paintings to even dioramas and mobiles, you’ll encounter a wide variety of art forms.
Dr. Joven Cuanang, the curator and owner of the museum, is a passionate supporter of local contemporary art. He gladly shared his collections with the public, allowing more people to appreciate and value our local art industry.
In Tagalog, the word “pinto” means “door” in English. The museum’s name reflects the wide doors in the museum that leads to different galleries. Each gallery has different themes that portrays powerful messages. There are guided tours around the museum but you can easily enjoy the tour even without a guide.