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Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
(3.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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 museum was nice, but very small and half of it was being remodeled. It was however free on the Sunday we went, so worth the trip. 
  • The collection of Rufino Tamayo is a city which can not be overlooked. Although Tamayo's work is not my favorite, whether it is the private collection that possessed and is available in the Museum. The temporary shows that I could see was dedicated to the architect Isamu Noguchi is downright inspiring. Models of its parks was one of the most striking works that I saw in my life.
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  • Small exhibition of contemporary art. The best part is the Coffee shop/cafe........Only stop here if you Got spare time in the City. 
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  • not a lot of work here. the building is ok. if your looking to view a selection of work created by tamayo then you'll be greatly disappointed.
  • Great space. Always interesting things happening
  • Great place to get to know the works of Rufino Tamayo. Nice restaurant and the building in itself quite interesting. But except for the Tamayo collection there isn't much else to see
  • So far I recommended the museum numerous times, because i really enjoyed my last 2 visits. Moreover I felt that the ticket prices were extremly fair and accesible for families and people with a low income. Exactly the purpose of a museum. Art and culture should be affordable for everyone in order to fulfill an educational purpose. Now the entry fee is 3 times higher (from 20 to 60 pesos) which I feel is a real disgrace and one step further into the wrong direction. This price policy unfortunately supports a wrong idea of segregating people by their economic situation. I am deeply disappointed and thus won't recommend the museum anymore, neither consider visiting.
  • Nice pieces exposed and incredible architecture. Very small though, would recommend going on Sunday when it's free