BenCab Museum

BenCab Museum

BenCab Museum, located in Tuba, Benguet, showcases the works of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera and other artists, different galleries, exhibitions, and has an outside farm and garden. This house of art is the most popular museum nearest Baguio City.

Location

Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines

Coordinates: 16.4107° N, 120.5504° E

Map


Business Hours
  • Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00am to 6:00pm (last entry at 5:30pm)
  • Closed Mondays, Christmas day and New Year’s day

How to Get There
  • Take a jeepney bound to Asin Road for a meager amount.
  • You can hail a taxi but for a more expensive fare.
  • Driving your own car is possible. Just follow available satellite navigators.

Contact Details

Tel/Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165

Web Page: http://www.bencabmuseum.org

Email: bencabartfoundation@gmail.com


BenCab Museum, located in Tuba, Benguet, showcases the works of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera and other artists, different galleries, exhibitions, and has an outside farm and garden. This house of art is the most popular museum nearest Baguio City.

The BenCab Museum, a 15-minute drive away from Baguio City, houses the works of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, a conferred National Artist for Visual Arts. Contrary to the common notion, it is located in Tuba, Benguet, a neighboring municipality of Baguio City. Also, the BenCab Museum houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera in several galleries (1).

Like other private museum, it also has an admission fee. General admission costs Php150.00 while students, PWD and senior citizens need to pay Php100.00 after discount, provided that they present a valid ID (school ID, PWD card, senior citizen ID). They also have special rates for organized group tours with minimum of 30 pax. Outside the museum, guest can also have an Eco-trail tour.

Some of my favorites are depicted in the following images.





Reception area of the museum.

Cafe Sabel is located at the lowest level of the building.

The museum offers the following parts:

  • BenCab Gallery
  • Erotica Gallery
  • Larawan Hall
  • Cordillera Gallery
  • Galleri Indigo
  • Edison T. Coseteng Patio
  • Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery 1 & 2
  • Sepia Gallery
  • Bulol Installation
  • Maestro Gallery
  • Pation Salvador
  • Graffiti Wall

Other notable tourist spot in Tuba includes Aran Cave, Asin Hot Springs, Cafe in the Sky, and Hydro Falls.

References

(1) Museum and Galleries (n.d.). In BenCab Museum website. Retrieved from http://www.bencabmuseum.org/museum-galleries/

(2) Figure of a Male Rice Deity (Bulul) 19th century or earlier (n.d.). In The Met 150 website. Retrieved from https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/626371

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