Lately, I’ve been doing research on Philippine art, so it was wonderful to spend a Tuesday afternoon with my dear friend Tiffany at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, about an hour outside Manila.
Right away, the details of the museum gave it a quaint Mediterranean and Philippine charm.
I really appreciated the art inside the cavernous halls, as well as the fact that it was wheelchair-accessible.
Oh if only I can live here, and write and make art all day.
I’ve been really interested in Philippine textiles lately, so this gallery of indigenous art was one of my favorites.
I love this spot: a meditation garden dedicated to the love of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera.
Inside was an old-fashioned writing cabinet with the instructions to write a letter to The One Who Got Away. The letter should be placed in the cabinet undelivered. Then the person is instructed to move on with his life. I was so tempted to read the letters but I swear I didn’t touch them.
The museum was bigger than I thought. I didn’t have a clue where we were on the museum map.
Thanks for a lovely time!