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Museo Rufino Tamayo - Museum Mexico City - Mexico

Designed by Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky, this hulking glass and concrete hangar of a building houses the collection of Oaxacan artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) and several temporary exhibits each year.

In 1981, Tamayo and his wife, Olga, donated the collection and the museum to the public. Situated in the Bosque de Chapultepec, just east of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, the Museo Rufino Tamayo maintains more than 300 paintings, prints, sculptures and tapestries in its permanent collection. These include works by Georgia O'Keefe, Max Ernst, Réne Magritte, Wolfgang Tillmans and Mathias Goeritz, and are displayed on a rotating basis in one of the museum's three sections. The other two sections are devoted to temporary displays of contemporary artwork. Signs are in Spanish and English. Unless you linger here over each artwork, you can breeze through the museum in 30 minutes. There is also a museum shop and café with some tables outside.

Paseo de la Reforma and Calzada Gandhi
Mexico City, Mexico

Museum Types:
Art museum

Getting There
The nearest metro stations are Auditorio or Chapultepec. You can also catch one of the buses that go up and down the Paseo de Reforma ($0.33/4.50 pesos per ride). The Museo Rufino Tamayo is just to the east of the Museo Nacional de AntropologĂ­a.

Travel Tips: Photography is not allowed. Backpacks and bags must be checked at the front.

Price Description: $1.10 (15 pesos) for adults. Free (with ID) for students, teachers, seniors 60 and over. Free on Sunday.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:10 a.m. – 6 p.m Tuesday – Sunday

Days Closed:Mondays

Travel Skills: None

Bosque de Chapultepec, Museo Nacional de AntropologĂ­a, Polanco district, ZoolĂłgico de Chapultepec, Museo de Arte Moderno.

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 11580
Phone: (52) (55) 5286-6619 or (52) (55) 5286-6529
Fax: (52) (55) 5286-6539
E-mail: info(at)

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: GalerĂ­a de Historia/Museo del Caracol, Palacio de Bellas Artes, La SecretarĂ­a de EducaciĂłn PĂşblica (SEP) , Museo de Cera (Wax Museum), Museo Casa Del Risco (Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela), Museo Nacional de las Culturas, El Museo de la Charreria, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Museo de la Luz and Laboratorio de Arte Alameda.

02 Oct 2009

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