Thursday, November 5, 2015

BenCab Museum Experience - Baguio

Hi everyone!

I would just like to share my experience in the Ben Cab Museum in Baguio City.  This would be a photo heavy post (just letting you guys know in advance).

I visited Ben Cab Museum during a short trip to Baguio city last May 2015.

Just a little background about Ben Cab, --Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab", is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts in 2006. He has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists." source: wikipedia

Its the 1st time I will be visiting the place and my mom being a visual arts lover, highly recommended this place. So I gave it a go.

The location is kinda far from the usual sites and it took us at least 30 minute to go to the place. It also has a different kind of format or layout. Normally you go from 1st floor going up, but here its going down instead. Entrance fee is just only 100 Php.

Photos below are just some of the art on display.

This is the most interesting exhibit for me, its like explicit art.
 I didnt expected this portion in a national artists museum!
I will not explain further, just look at the picture and you will see what I mean.

we also have a museum curator accompanying us and explaining the exhibit 

we also are able to get a chance to visit Cafe Isabel (ysabel) at the very bottom of the museum

and check out the view from the main floor!

I appreciate visual art a lot. Visiting this museum is really an enjoyable experience for me. I highly recommend visiting this museum and appreciate the talent of our very own local artists.

Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Tel /Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165
General: PHP 100.00
Students and senior citizens with valid ID: PHP 80.00
Special rates for student groups with prior arrangement.
Operating hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(last entry at 5:30 pm). Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Car: 15-minute drive from Baguio City center.
Public transport: Jeep to Asin from jeepney terminal near Baguio market.

So thats it I hope you guys find this post helpful and visit this museum in the future!