Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ben Cab Museum

Posted by Free-Spirited Vixen (Juliefe Cuenca) at 2:40 PM
BenCab Museum, Baguio   The BenCab Museum showcases the works of Benedicto Cabrera, a Filipino painter awarded National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006.  It is located along Asin Road in Tuba, Benguet. Entrance fee was for 100 pesos per person (Php80 for students and senior citizens). The museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday (except for Christmas and New Year's Day) from 9am to 6pm.

     Later in the 1990s, BenCab's input was a critical element in the creation of Tam-awan Village, "a refuge for local artists who desire a nurturing environment in which to develop their talents, and a community for all those who wish to take part in the harmonious fusion of art, culture, environment, and history." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedicto_Cabrera)

BenCab Museum, Baguio
Reception Area
     I'm not an art connoisseur nor much of an art lover, but the exhibits were very interesting and admirable.

       The museum has various divisions and the first one we entered into presents paintings and carvings of sexual positions and the like. Below are some of them:

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Here are a samples from the other sections of the museum ^_^
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 Rice gods or the "Bul-ol" in the local dialect.
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Whooopie Doodles!! :D
BenCab Museum, Baguio
BenCab Museum, Baguio
BenCab Museum, Baguio
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From the museum building, there's an overlooking view of the gazebo in the middle of a pond.
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For more info on how to get there: (http://www.gobaguio.com/bencab-museum.html#.U3GoG4HuLId)

Location: 
The BenCab Museum is on Asin Road, in an area known as Km. 6, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, which simply means its six kilometers from the center of Baguio City. It would be advisable to get there by car or taxi cab since jeepneys getting out of there may be scarce.

By private transport: 
To get there from Burnham Park, pass through Harrison Road, and at the stop light at the intersection cross over to and climb Abanao Road. Upon reaching the top of Abanao, there is another stop light. Stay on the left lane as one will go straight (turning right will lead you to Bokawkan Road),to get to Naguilian Road. 

When on Naguilian Road, watch for CooYeeSan Mall on your left because you will make a left turn on the road right before the mall. Keep heading straight downhill till you get to Asin Road and watch for markers that indicate Km 6. BenCab Museum will be to your left and travel time will take about 15 minutes given light traffic.

By public transport: 
Jeepneys to Asin Road wait for passengers near the Baguio City Market. It is advisable to contact a taxi cab to take you there and wait for you instead,since getting out of the area by jeepney may be a long wait.


For more information, here are some links and contact nos. for your reference:


BenCab Museum
Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
phone: +(6374) 442-7165
email: bencabartfoundation@gmail.com

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