About an hour's ride away from Manila is the Pinto Art Museum, also known as Asia's most Instagrammed museum according to data Instagram collected on their top geotagged locations. Located in Antipolo city, the contemporary art museum covers 1.2 hectares with seven open-air art galleries and lush greenery surrounding it. The artworks can be found all over, within the galleries and sculptures dotted around the gardens.
The museum was founded by neurologist and collector Dr. Joven Cuanang, to house and share his collection of Filipino art. As you walk through the gallery spaces and gardens, you can spot all of the biggest names in Filipino modern and contemporary art, as well as works by more emerging artists. 'Pinto' means door in Filipino, reflecting the museum's goal to provide insight into modern and contemporary art.
The architecture throughout the property is inspired by Mediterranean villas, and you can easily forget that you're in the Philippines as you wander through the museum. The open-air rooms allow for a lot of natural light in the galleries illuminating the artworks (although they may also give art conservators heart palpitations...).
Walking through the museum's galleries it's clear to see why it's in the top 25 of the world's most Instagrammed museums -- the architecture and landscape surrounding the buildings are beautiful and you really feel transported. There is also no shortage of people posing and taking photographs with the art or in the gardens.
Here are some highlights of Instagrams taken at Pinto Art Museum:
Address: 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Rd, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sundays, 9am-6pm
Find out more about Pinto Art Museum here.
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