Dr. Cuanang began collecting in the spirit of local artistic patronage in the late 1980s when he championed a revolutionary Filipino artist collective, The Salingpusa, through dedicated connoisseurship and acquisitions. The political movements associated with the People Power Revolution in 1986 and the fall of the Marcos Regime ushered an era of creative expression and artistic exploration. Dr. Cuanang became a proponent for other practicing artists in the region and earned a reputation as a patron in the Filipino artistic community. The museum collection includes works by artists Elmer Borlongan, Mark Justiniani, Jose John Santos III, Emmanuel Garibay, Rodel Tapaya, Geraldine Javier, Marina Cruz, Joy Mallari and Antonio Leaño among others, whose ouvres compose a veritable record of the evolving contemporary cultural milieu.
The aesthetic traditions represented in the collection trace their roots to the history of Spanish colonial occupation and reference the tenets of academic and religious art, yet demonstrate a markedly different stylistic and technical trajectory following the proliferation of modernism in the mid-twentieth century. Artworks in the foundation’s collection reflect personal investigations of modernist movements such as surrealism, expressionism, minimalism, social realism, and conceptual art. The works are, however, distinguished by an innately Filipino adherence to cultural identity and national history.
Today, the Pintô Art Museum presents rotating exhibitions of the foundation’s collection and oversees an adjacent gallery space that continues to exhibit and promote contemporary Filipino artists. The museum is housed in a complex designed by artist Antonio Leaño and located within a two hectare botanical garden known as the Silangan Gardens, an ecological haven for the appreciation of local flora and fauna.
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Pintô Art Museum1 Sierra Madre St. Grand Heights Rd,Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
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