Welcome to Casa Dolores Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico
Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico, is a small museum that houses one of the largest collections of Mexican folk art on the Central Coast. This museum is located in the historic Botiller Adobe (est. 1843), the only original, still standing two-story adobe in the city. Every corner of the home, including the tin art gallery tucked away in the bathroom, is adorned with Mexican folk art.
Casa Dolores is devoted to the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of an extensive variety of objects of the popular arts of Mexico. The museum engages with the Santa Barbara community by providing culturally significant programs such as temporary exhibitions, art workshops, presentations, film series, and public events.
Many of the pieces displayed in the museum are unique to various regions in Mexico, such as: