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Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

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Museo Rufino Tamayo is a public contemporary art museum located in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, that produces innovative international contemporary art exhibitions, using its collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as artworks from the collection of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo.

Seeking to establish itself as a point of reference of the twenty-first century museum in Mexico and Latin America, the museum produces exhibitions and public programming generating knowledge and information to a diverse audience, enriching and fostering the aesthetic experience and critical senses of its spectators. The museum aims to stimulate dialogue serving as a platform for the various projects that are being developed in different areas of cultural production, including design, architecture and publishing, amongst others.

The building was the first major museum in Mexico built with private funds, with Tamayo participating in its design, which won the Premio Nacional de Arte in 1982. The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes has run the museum since 1986 and in 2012, the facility was expanded from three halls to five.
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  • This is for the ones who enjoy contemporary art and/or architecture. The building is impressive and the surroundings are full of modern and contemporary sculptures. The walk to there is already worth ...  more »
  • A small museum with amazing architectural design and great exhibition of modern art. There is a restaurant with a terrace that abuts the surrounding forest and, with nice service, serves first rate fr...  more »
  • I know many are disappointed with this place. The building and exhibition space are stunning. The traveling exhibitions space was closed while I was there. I was able to see the Tamayos and other piec...  more »
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  • The curators do an excellent job! The exhibitions during both of my visits have been absolutely engaging and I dare say more memorable than the other large museums I visited in CDMX. The flow of the building is also great.
  • Nicest museum we visited in DF. Very well chosen works, almost every piece is worth your attention. Airy and beautiful building. Free on Sundays for everyone!
  • A smallish contemporary art museum which has a pretty good permanent collection. It has also hosted a couple of interesting temporary exhibitions. Cheap entry so worth a look.
  • Probably my favorite museum in Mexico City. Building is awesome. Good flow to the whole place. All the work there is very interesting. The exhibit by Tacita Dean is amazing.
  • Their restaurant is very chic and has a great view. Modern art is difficult and some expos are not of the highest quality but the building is awesome, great piece by Teodoro González