The Museo Rayo de Dibujo y Grabado Latinoamericano, founded by Omar Rayo, a town native, is located in northern Valle del Cauca. The artist created the museum in 1981 as homage to his birthplace and donated two thousand of his graphic works for its permanent exhibit.

Over 500 artists from different corners in Latin America accompany Master Rayo’s pieces, among them, Lucy Tejada, Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar, Juan Gomez Quiroz, Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, and Rodolfo Abularach.

The museum also holds twenty temporary exhibits every year and several literary, musical, and film events. The contribution made by this culture center to research, divulgation, and workshops in art education, especially in the field of engraving, deserves to be highlighted.

The museum has three exhibit halls, a library, an auditorium, an open-air theater, and a souvenir shop. Mexican architect Leopoldo Gout participated in the design of this museum, which is an architectural reference and attraction for tourists.

The museum sponsors the Museo de Arte Vial (museum of roadside art), an exhibit of twenty paintings done on both sides of metal sheets, located on the road that goes to Roldanillo and that blend into the landscape.


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