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Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

I’ve never been to an art museum. Ever. Until now. The events that led me to plan this trip to Pinto Art Museum was actually seeing my colleague’s photos of the place on my IG and FB feed. And they are just so beautiful. Which led me to Google… and the rest, as they say, is history. My trip has been delayed for a few times because of work but my friends and I finally stepped foot on the place last Saturday, September 19.

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Picture quality is low, but hey, what can you do?

Pinto Art Museum is located in Antipolo, Rizal – just more or less an hour away from the busy streets of EDSA. It’s kind of a hidden gem since it’s not located in the main roads and that adds to its charm. This unassuming museum actually has five galleries – if I’m not mistaken – and only costs PHP180! (PHP150 for seniors and PWD; PHP100 for children and students.)

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

A touch of Greece in Pinto Art Museum.

I gotta say that the place reminds me of Greece. Culture/arts + the pristine white walls = Greece in my mind. They were even repainting some of the walls during our visit so you know they really keep up with the place.

I won’t be posting photos per gallery because frankly, I don’t remember which gallery is which. Instead I will be posting photos in random order! Below are my favorite shots (out of 200+ photos I took). Pinto Art Museum is definitely a feast for the eyes! I’d let the photos do the talking.

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

This could easily be a room in my (future) house!

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

This is probably one of my favorite pieces from the museum. There are different variations of art forms like this. An example would be the one sitting down on a swing. Still, something about this piece caught my eye. It is rather lovely, right?

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I wouldn’t even try to give insights on the paintings I saw – because I can’t. I just appreciate all of them. Like this two. I wouldn’t mind having the one on the right hanging on my bedroom wall.

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Here’s one of my #talikodgenic photos on the infamous huge painting. It takes up the entire room. Wow. I can’t even paint a whole bond paper, much more this big. Kudos to the painter/s!

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

“Candid” shot of me chatting with Yuna. Look at those art pieces! Plain, but caught our eyes. I also noticed how many beds there are at Pinto Art Museum. It’s actually a bedroom beyond that wall.

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Here’s a “candid” shot of my friend. I wish I could paint my room white and keep it this clean looking

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Here’s another shot of my friends being artsy. Good thing they like being in front of the camera – because I don’t!

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

We had 10+ photos taken at this balcony.

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Here’s one of our photos. Too bright, but I still like it.

Pinto Art Museum; Richel Goes Places

Another one of my favorite pieces.

 

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Taking a moment to appreciate the arts.

I tried out the panorama feature of iPhone on the last gallery we visited and realized just how beautiful it looks. Ugh, regrets. We had lot of shots at this gallery, obviously. It’s actually amazing how it looks like we were the only ones in the museum at this time when we’re not. We just have to time when others are passing by and take quick shots. Sneaky, eh? I’m ending this photo series with our Panorama shots!

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All in all, it was a great trip. I seriously thought I won’t enjoy a trip to an art museum but I was so wrong! I loved it. My friends and I spend 3-4 hours touring the place and even more if we didn’t have a place to go afterwards. Pinto Art Museum is a must even if you’re not an art lover. You definitely will be one after!

I’m already planning a few museum trips, particularly National Museum and Ayala Museum, in the near future. 🙂

How about you? Been to Pinto Art Museum or any museum? How’s your experience? 🙂

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  • Reply
    Dice
    November 18, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    the art there is so beautiful! i feel the creativity! I should visit an art museum to give me inspiration 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      November 18, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      They are very beautiful! I’m hoping I can drop by again soon – there are still places I haven’t explored. I look forward to seeing/reading a blog post of yours if you decided to go to an art museum, Dice. 🙂

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    Alexandra
    November 18, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    Oh my god, these photos are so impressive. You have a great eye for photography — truly! And it looks like you had an incredible time 🙂

    -Alex
    http://anorthernlightblog.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      November 18, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      Thank you, Alex! That’s so nice to hear and we did have a great time. Can’t wait to visit another museum! 🙂

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    The Nerdy Me (@TheNerdyMeBlog)
    November 17, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    I actually enjoy art galleries! It is a great place to get some inspiration or just think 🙂 these look amazing! So many colorful pieces that I would probably wouldn’t know where to look, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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      Richel V.
      November 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM

      There are a lot of colorful paintings/sculptures that I love. If I place them all in here, this post will be ten times longer! I just look at them on my phone if I’m feeling uninspired.

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