As we entered, the painting behind the reception desk give guests a sneak peak on some of the things to see inside.
One of BenCab's famous subject for his paintings is Sabel.
These are some of his paintings that caught my eye.
The colors and style of the painting to me was 'Andy Warhol like'
Among all his paintings, this painting was my favorite. It was called Reunion, it was depicting a family lovingly hugging each other.The strokes and lines seems to be pointing to the center. It was beautifully touching and heartwarming.
There were a lot of tribal artifacts from the Cordillera region that were on display.
|Different Bags and Home Utensils|
|Granary Gods fills a whole floor to ceiling wall|
|An Intricate Table and Chairs Wood Sculpture|
Some of BenCab's collection made by different Filipino artists.
|'Cordillera' Mountains by World Renowned Glass Sculptor, Ramon Orlina|
I forgot who the painted this astonishing piece. When I took a closer look I was surprised to see that the wood board was etched first before being painted on.
|On the Left is the Whole Painting. On the right is a close up look on the etched wood.|
|A Life Size Wood Sculpture of an Igorot Woman|
It was an unbelievable sight to see the paintings from the legends of Philippine art all in one room.
Here are some of the paintings inside the Maestro Gallery:
|Paintings by Ang Kiukok|
|Painting by Arturo Luz|
|Painting by Joya|
|Painting by Sanso|
The last area we went to was the Erotica Gallery. There were sculptures, paintings and artifacts with an 'artistic' sexual theme.
After looking and appreciating all the artworks, we went down to Cafe Sabel and had coffee in the gazeebo outside the museum. The view was amazing!
|The Gazebo in the Middle of a Pond|
|The Amazing View that awaits the museum guests|
It was an amazing experience looking at all the paintings, sculptures, artifacts and different art pieces.It's a reminder to people that the Philippine art scene is so rich and is still so much alive in these modern times. The museum is definitely a must visit whenever you find yourself in Baguio.
Address: Kilometer 6 Asin Road, Baguio City
Entrance Fee: Php100
Open daily except Mondays
Operating Hours: 9:00am til 6:00pm (last entry 5:30pm)