Art Museums/Galleries in Oaxaca City

Something must have happened in Oaxaca, maybe something was added to the water when nobody was looking, or maybe some kind of magical asteroid crashed millions of years ago here, I really don't have the answer, but it's a fact that Oaxaca has become an important art center. But not just any art, the art produced in Oaxaca is totally different form the art produced in the rest of Mexico.

These art pieces have their own style, color, thematic and technique, making them unique and unmistakably Oaxaqueñas. If you like art you came to the right place, if you like Mexican Art here you'll find the best of the best, but if you like Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, you've come to heart of it. This is why, this top 10 Art Museums and Galleries in Oaxaca was needed. Hopefully you'll have a clearer idea of what you want kind of art you'll see and where to find it.

Most of the galleries in Oaxaca serve as selling and exhibition points at the same time, so you'll find some in this list, but don't be scared, you don't have to buy to go in. If you want pre-Hispanic art, go to the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo or the Rufino Tamayo Museum. If what you like is Modern Art, then the MACO and the Quetzalli establishments are for you. Are you looking for a more local and ethnic type of art? La Mano Magica is where you should go. There are so many options you'll leave satisfied, having admired all kind of art. But don't forget you can also walk up and down the Andador Macedonio Alcalá, because there are many small galleries you might ran into while walking along this pedestrian street.

expert pick

Centro Cultural Santo Domingo

Macedonio Alacalá n/n

A beautiful and interesting museum in a very important XVI Century building... read more

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Alcalá 202
Between Murgía and Morelos

This 18th Century building houses the work of some of the most important contemporary artists in Mexico... read more

Rufino Tamayo Museum

Av. Morelos 503
North of the zócalo between Tinoco y Palacios and Porfirio Díaz

This museum houses the large pre-Columbian art collection the famous artista Rufino Tamayo had... read more

Galería Arte de Oaxaca

Murgia 105

In this gallery you'll find pieces of the states's leading contemporary artists, as well as many national and international artists... read more

Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños

Independencia 607

This is the perfect place to witness and try to undesrtand the unique art style that developed in Oaxaca... read more

Galería Quetzalli

Constitucion 104

A traditional building where the Mexican Modern, Contemporary and Clasic come together... read more

Fototeca Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Macedonio Alcala No 507

This Library has different and interesting Photographic expositions all through the year... read more

expert pick

La Mano Mágica

Macedonio Alcalá 203
Between Morelos and Matamoros

This galery promotes the popular and traditional art of Oaxaca... read more

Casa de Juárez

6th Street of García Vigil No. 609

This 19th-century house shows how its inside would have look when it was inhabited by the future President... read more
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