Friday, November 29, 2013

Benguet: Ben Cab museum

We wake up with this view. We had a good sleep despite having no fan nor aircon, thanks to 13-15 degrees temp while we were there.

For breakfast, I had bacon and toast while Rudden had tapa. Afterwhich, we headed to Benguet to see BenCab museum.

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera — or BenCab, as he is more popularly known is widely hailed as a master of contemporary Philippine art. He was born in Manila on April 10, 1942. 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.

A painter and printmaker, he has exhibited widely in the Philippines and in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has won several major art awards in a career spanning four decades. In 1992, he received the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Cultural Center of the Philippines Award for the Arts).

In 2006, he was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacanan Palace.

His works have been the subject of three books, Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970-1980) by Cid Reyes; Bencab’s Rock Sessions by Eric Caruncho; and BENCAB by Alfred Yuson and Cid Reyes.

The artist lives and works in Baguio City. source

midriff in a cold climate

top from Jewel, palazzo pants from Oxygen, sandals from Forever21, bag from Kate Spade, watch from DKNY, necklace and bracelet from Boracay, sunglasses from Forever21

Taking of pictures is allowed so we took a LOT of photos but I'm so lazy to post all of them. But believe me when I say that this museum is worth visiting due to abundance of great works not only by Bencab but by many Filipinos and some international artists as well. :)

This is the pretty view behind the museum which you can see from each floor of the 4-storey building. They have an eco-trail but we didn't explore it anymore. The view is so pretty and peaceful. What made it more serene is the beautiful morning and the fact that there were very few people in the museum (maybe because its a weekday?). 

We lounged at the Cafe Sabel which serves good cucumber shake and strawberry shake.

Great morning in Tuba, Benguet!