Graphic Arts Institute

The Instituto occupies a beautiful seventeenth-century house located almost directly in front of the Church of Santo Domingo Guzman. It was founded by the painter Francisco Toledo, a native of Juchitán, Oaxaca and was inaugurated on 25 November 1988. It has about 5000 works of graphic art from around the world.

These works cover many different time periods and were exhibited when the Instituto first opened. These works include some by Alberto Gaultiere, Francisco de Goya, Salvador Dali, Mariano Fortuny Carbo, Henry Moore, and works by the pioneers of Mexican graphic art such as Manuel Manilla, Guadalupe Posada, Francisco de Goitia, and the three great muralists: José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Currently the Instituto has four rooms devoted to single-artist, two-month expositions and the rest of the rooms hold an excellent art oriented library that also contains a section of fiction. The library's collection deals mostly with universal art and craft themes and includes books on art history, museums, painters, folk art, craftwork, architecture, and much more. There is a comfortable patio where you can sit and relax or chat.

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