Pinto Art Museum

Pintô Art Museum: probably the most sought-after museum near the metro. It’s only natural for anyone who loves art and photography to want to go here. After months and months of planning, I finally did, along with an eclectic group of friends, on my 24th birthday. From Ortigas, it only took us less than an hour to get here.

We spent 3 hours roaming around the place, so I don’t know how we missed at least 2 galleries. Maybe because we all didn’t take our breakfast and got too exhausted to even rethink if we already explored every corner of the museum. Next time, I will definitely make sure I won’t miss anything and maybe take part in the guided tour to know more about the artworks and spend more time appreciating them.

Galleries 1 and 2 are full of Filipino-themed artworks, Galleries 3 and 4 are filled mostly of futuristic, whimsical, and bizarre artworks, while Galleries 5 and 6 will give you this feeling of calmness. Pintô Art Museum is breathtaking, photogenic, and memorable. You’ll love everything about it. Heck, even the restrooms are gorgeous and have character.

The 3 pieces of art that struck me the most were Elmer Borlongan’s “Kumot” (seen in the photo, Glare), Alab Pagarigan’s “The Hollow Man” (seen in the photo, Pride), and “Quiapo Ibabaw” (I forgot who the artist was; seen in the featured image).

Below are some of the best shots we took of ourselves as we try to be one with art (a.k.a. mag-inarte, haha).

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Perched
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Snap
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Disturbance
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Avoid
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Look
Fluke
Fluke
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Surrender
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Glare
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Glide
Skyward
Skyward
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Eerie
Hither
Hither
Pride
Pride
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Candid
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Contrast
Euphoria
Euphoria
Throne
Throne
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Sign
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Worn
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Hoping
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Inspect
Joy
Joy

Photos #1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 19, and 21 by Ann Luna
Photos #3, 9, 11, 12, 15, and 18 by Kevin Tuazon
Photos #6, 13, 22, and Featured Image by Regina Gutierrez
Photo #20 by Mont Ranalan

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