Ocotlán

Ocotlán

Ocotlán, 31km south of Oaxaca, was the home town of artist Rodolfo Morales (1925–2001), who turned his international success to the area’s benefit by setting up the Fundación Cultural Rodolfo Morales (www.fcrom.org.mx), which has done marvelous renovation work on local churches and promotes the area’s arts, heritage, environment and social welfare. One major restoration was the handsome 16th-century Templo de Santo Domingo just off Ocotlán’s main plaza, which now sports beautiful paintwork inside and out. The foundation also turned the adjoining Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, previously a dilapidated jail, into a first-class art museum, which includes several of Morales’ own canvases. Morales’ ashes are here too.

 

 

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