July 27, 2016

Bencab Museum

I was in Baguio last February 2016 to experience Panagbenga Festival. I asked my mom if we can also visit Bencab Museum before heading back to Manila. So we did. And here are the photos I hope you like it!
 Bencab Museum is located at located at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. The museum is 15 minutes away from the city proper. The museum is owned by the National Artist itself Mr. Benedicto Reyes Cabrera or bencab - the master of contemporary Philippine art. BenCab began carving a niche for himself in Manila’s art circles shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines in 1963.

General info:

Open on Tuesdays - Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 pm). 
Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission to the Museum:
General admission – Php120
Students with valid school ID – Php100
Seniors/ PWD with valid IDs – Php80
Special rates for student & organized groups with minimum of 30 guests
EcoTrail tour – same as above

  • Guided tours of the Museum and Gardens may be arranged at the reception.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in CafĂ© Sabel and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.
  • Still photography for personal use is permitted. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.
  • Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted.

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

Visit their site for more information: http://www.bencabmuseum.org/