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Oaxaca Museums

Welcome to our Oaxaca Museums page. Below you will find some general information about the museums in Oaxaca and what you can expect to find in them.

Please note that the last museum on the list (The Regional Museum of Oaxaca) is the largest and most prominent museum in Oaxaca. We have therefore included a link which will take you to the page we have created for the museum (also known by the name of the adjacent church, "Santo Domingo").

 Contemporary Art of Oaxaca Oaxaca Museums  
Oaxaca Museums Also known as MACO (Museo de Arte Contemporanio de Oaxaca), the museum is open from 10: 30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day except Thursday. The museum often exhibits works by Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales, Rodolfo Nieto and Francisco Gutierrez. Located on Alcala 202, Centro Historico. Admission is only $10 Pesos (about a dollar). For more information about the Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, see www.museomaco.com.
 Rufino Tamayo Oaxaca Museums  
Oaxaca Museums The Rufino Tamayo Museum is open from 10:00 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm (Sunday 10:00 am to 3 pm). The museum houses a private collection of pre-hispanic artifacts gathered by the famous painter Rufino Tamayo. The artifacts from all over Mexico are beautifully displayed in glass cases as works of art. Located on Av. Morelos 503, Centro Historico, admission is $30 Pesos. (museo_tamayo@hotmail.com).
 Casa Juarez Oaxaca Museums  
Oaxaca Museums The Juarez House is located on Garcia Vigil 609 and is open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday. The house contains 5 small rooms with 19th century furniture, pictures and information about the life of Benito Juarez. If you take the time to read the information provided in each room, the whole experience should last about 10 minutes. Admission is $30 Pesos.
 Graphic Arts Institute Oaxaca Museums
Oaxaca Museums Located on Alcala 507, Centro Historico, the Graphics Arts Institute is Open from 10 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. The museum houses several rooms with Old wood block prints and contemporary etchings. The exhibit changes monthly and admission is free.
 La Soledad (Religious Museum) Oaxaca Museums  
Oaxaca Museums The museum is in fact a small exhibit made up of some religious paintings and artifacts which some have described as interesting junk. Here you will find the story of an image which miraculously appeared in 1620 on a box (on the back of a mule) which inspired a church to be built here. Open 8 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm (closed on Thursday). Admission is free (no photos allowed).
 The Regional Museum of Oaxaca Oaxaca Museums  
Oaxaca Museums Located in the Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo, the Regional Museum of Oaxaca is the premier museum in Oaxaca with historic artifacts and exhibits from Monte Alban, the Spanish conquest, and Oaxaca’s history. See our Santo Domingo page for more . . .

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