institue of graphic arts of oaxaca.
created by francisco toledo, the institute now houses a permanent collection of more than 5,000 graphic works. alcalá 507, opposite the santo domingo church.

the museum of contemporary art of oaxaca.
works by francisco toledo, rodolfo morales, rufino tamayo, and many others. it also hosts traveling exhibitions from mexico and abroad. alcalá 202.

rufino tamayo museum of pre-columbian art.
showcases art collected by artist rufino tamayo, who also restored this colonial house and designed the installation. morelos 503.

stay: hotel casa la cántaros
alzada porfirio díaz 127
eight rooms and two suites decorated with oaxacan textiles and pottery surround a courtyard in this quiet, small hotel reasonably close to the city center. $95.

casa de sierra azul
hidalgo 1002
an ever-changing exhibit of contemporary art adorns the walls of this restored colonial-style house two blocks from the zócalo. call for rates.

ex-convento san pablo
fiallo 102
the 16th-century cells of dominican monks are now guest suites in this former convent, located about four blocks from the zócalo and two from the santo domingo church. $182.

casa oaxaca
calle garcía vigil 407
known as the “art hotel” for its exhibits of local art in every room, the stylish casa oaxaca also has a swimming pool, and its restaurant is known for contemporary oaxacan cuisine. $160.