Oaxaca City is home to a flourishing arts scene, and there are dozens of galleries and workshops about town. The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Alcalá 202, Wed-Mon 1030-2000, US$1.50) hosts regional exhibits in a range of media, with a library and café, housed in a late-17th-century house. The Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (Alcalá 507, Wed-Mon 0900-2000, donation requested) is housed in a grand old 18th-century building. It has interesting exhibitions of national artists, a good reference library and beautiful courtyards. Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, (Independencia 607 y Vigil, Tue-Sun 1000-2000, US$1.50) is a state-run gallery that features local artists, past and present. Colectivo Plan B (2nd Privada, Av Universitaria) is a new gallery for avant-garde works and cutting-edge media, while Arte Mexicano (Alcalá 407) is a renowned workshop that specializes in high-quality prints and popular crafts. Arte de Oaxaca (Murguia 105) was partly founded by Rudolfo Morales, a famous artist from Ocotlán. It has good exhibits of local talents. Galería Quetzalli (Calle Allende) near the Jardín del Pañuelito, also features works by gifted locals, including Fransisco Toledo.
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