Recommendation by Nicolette Bautista
Philippine contemporary art housed in a beautiful villa. One of my favourite museums. Quite out of the way for me, but always worth the day trip. 😍
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1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal
a year ago
Pinto Art Museum is a Santorini inspired sanctuary for the art-enthusiast located in the heart of Antipolo City. Pinto Art Museum exhibits a combination of contemporary Filipino Paintings. 1: “Fallen but not Forgotten” Tin can art made as tribute to the SAF 44, Elite Police Commandos who were brutally killed in a bloody encounter in Maguindanao, Philippines. 2: Panalo! (Winner!) This huge canvass is made by artist Ferdie Montemayor. The painting portrays the sport of Triathlon (Swimming, Biking and Running). 3: Lolong and Loleng A 3D painting done by artist Demetrio Dela Cruz referring to the crocodiles discovered in the Philippines. 4: Karnabal This canvas is made by several artists of Salingpusa group to visualize their dissatisfaction on the socio-political realities after the Marcos regime. 5: “Like Rats It Returns to Its True Form” This art shows more than a hundred of plastic rats swarming on an old building. The old building is known to be a mini replica of the University of Santo Tomas Main Building. 6: Oblivious This art made by Stephanie Lopez is one of the most popular artwork in the museum. This amazing steel wire sculpture represents relationships, sexuality and human frailty. 7: “The Hollow Man” Simple but deep, made by artist Alab Pagarigan. This artwork represents Concrete and Solid Reality, “Only the perceiving mind that makes sense of what is otherwise, senseless and without solidity.” 8: Power and Unity This sculpture is made by Joe Geralde to signify the People Power Revolution, the so-called bloodless revolution last 1986.
6 days ago
This is an excellent museum for a wet day in Nelson. Good exhibits, well presented and put into context. OK not as good as the Abel Tasman National Park which we would have visited if it had not been raining but fair enough it was not competing!
8 days ago
If you don’t mind climbing a gazillion steps* to reach it, the National Palace Museum puts the National Taiwan Museum to shame with the sheer vastness of its collection, among which are items drawing flocks of tourists every day. But fear not, the premises themselves are huge, and even when visiting on days where the visitor counter reached over 3000, the 25 exhibit rooms did not feel crowded at all. Highlights of the permanent exhibition: 🔸 Meat-shaped stone. Just as the name suggests, this is a banded jasper mineral that enticingly resembles a juicy slab of freshly braised pork belly. The contrast between the hardness of the material and the tenderness and almost gelatinous quality of its appearance will have you questioning your own eyes. 🔸 Jadeite cabbage. This delicately chiselled piece of jade is mind-blowing finery at its fullest, from the crunch of the cabbage leaves to the details of the grasshopper sitting in its middle. ❗️The National Palace Museum has 2 branches, one in Taipei and one in Taibao (Chiayi). Its most famous exhibits regularly rotate between the 2 locations, so do check on their website before visiting, to avoid disappointment! 🎫: 350元 (discounts available, free on selected special dates) 💬: Chinese and English; Free guided tours in Chinese and English; Audio players available for rent at 150元 in 14 languages * jk, the museum is fully wheelchair accessible https://www.npm.gov.tw/en/
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