The Museum's history is closely tied to the figure of Don Benigno de la Vega-Inclán y Flaquer, 2nd marquis of Vega-Inclan (1858-1942) and one of the most important patrons of the arts during the first half of the 20th century. He imposed the trend of recreating a historical ambiance in museums.
The Museum is, nowadays, the only museum in Spain dedicated to the painter known as El Greco, and has as its essential mission the transmission and understanding of the figure of the painter, as well as his influence in Toledo during the beginning of the 17th century. The Museum also includes a selection of its past through the figure of the 2nd marquis of Vega-Inclan, true sponsor of the institution and unquestionable protagonist in the recovery and transmission of El Greco’s paintings.
In this respect, and through our exhibitions, activities, and cultural programs the Museum tries to: