After almost two years of construction, BenCab’s lifelong dream has finally come to fruition. National Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cabrera, or BenCab, had long been wanting to put up a repository for his collection of Philippine contemporary art as well as his treasured collection of indigenous artifacts of the Cordilleras, the northern Philippine highlands he has called home for over 20 years.
The BenCab Museum will soon open its doors to the sound of tribal gongs and the spectacle of a traditional canao ritual. Built on a promontory on Bencab’s farm and garden in Tuba, Benguet, the museum is a 15-minute drive from Baguio City center. It commands a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and the South China Sea in the distant west. [Read full article...]