Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pinto Art Museum

The search for the perfect wedding venue...

I like Pinto Art Museum. It is almost an hour ride from Eastwood and a bit hard to find; yet I am willing to forgo the convenience factor. If it wasn’t for the Php100,000 rental fee, my fiance and I would have chosen Pinto Art Museum as our wedding venue. There is something about the museum that we would have wanted to share with the people we love. 
Rooftop of one gallery in Pinto Art Museum. The place can be used as a party venue. It has a magnificent view of the sunset and a welcoming yet majestic ambience.
The rooftop of one of the art galleries. This area can be used as a wedding venue. I can clearly see myself marching here as a bride.  

Upon entrance to the museum, I immediately felt like I was warped to a totally different place. 

Sa lugar na iyon, Filipino lang ang bida. Makikita sa mga likhang-sining sa loob museo na ang talento ng Filipino ay hindi basta-basta. Bawat likha at mga pinaglagyan nito ay may sariling kwento; lahat may dahilan; lahat pinag-isipan. Napuno ang puso ko ng iba’t ibang emosyon- saya, galit, tuwa at ngitngit. Ngunit sa halip na maguluhan, ako ay nakaramdam ng kalayaan. 
In that place, it is all about the Filipinos. It is evident from all the artworks that the Filipino talent is world-class. All the artworks and where they are placed have a story; everything  has a reason; everything was well thought of. I was overwhelmed with different emotions yet I felt so free.
Pinto Art Museum is called as such because of the many doorscalled “pinto” in Filipinothat connect one gallery to another. And because the place is open to all forms of art and artists. 

Different art worksmostly paintings, sculptures and installations by Filipino artists are being showcased in Pinto Art Museum. These are all part of Dr. Joven Cuanang’s collection. Dr. Cuanang is a neurologist and a passionate supporter of the Philippine contemporary art.
Andy Orencio, one of the featured painters, moonlights as the museum guide. He did a good job of showing us around and sharing the stories behind some of the artworks.

I highly recommend Pinto Art Museum. If not as a wedding venue, Pinto Art Museum is a place where one can appreciate art, relax and reflect, make his own artwork, or spend time with family and friends. It is best if you can set aside one whole day when you visit the museum. 

The sunset from Pinto Art Museum. I call this photo “Ang Nag-uumapaw kong Puso” (My Overflowing Heart), which is what I felt when I was there.

Photos by  Paulo Subido


  1. you look so wonderful! great dress!
    please visit me in free time:)

  2. love the last photo es :)and how the sun looks like a bright star. good job paulo!

    1. Thanks, mom Shiens. :)
      By the way, I made a post on Liz and Ferdi's wedding, included a very cute photo of your Andrei.

  3. oh, had my wedding at pinto art. And i Super duper love it :)

    visit :

  4. oh, had my wedding at pinto art. And i Super duper love it :)

    visit :