Near the pedestrian zone known as the Plaza Tapatío is the neo-classical Hospicio Cabañas named after bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas y Crespo who had it built to provide care and shelter for disadvantaged and orphaned children. Designed by the famous architect and sculptor Manuel Tolsá at the beginning of the 19th century the building is notable for its size, simplicity of design, and the harmonious relationship between its twenty-three courtyards and the 106 surrounding rooms.
In the early 20th century, the chapel was decorated with a excelent series of murals in 1938 by José Clemente Orozco. The building is now home to the Instituto Cultural de Cabañas and is used for events and education related to the arts, containing a permanent collection by Orozco and other artists, as well as temporary exhibitions.
AV.HIDALGO 222 ZONA CENTRO C.P.44100, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
los niños son un recreación plástica del pintor tapatío Salvador Rodríguez Vázquez acerca de la infancía, sus recuerdos, nuestros recuerdos. Proyecto apoyado en parte por el Consejo Estatal para La Cultura y las Artes y coleccionistas particulares. Exposición que permanecerá en la galeria del Congreso del Estado todo el me de mayo.