Trip Planner Mexico  /  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  /  Mexico City  /  Museums  /  Museo Tamayo

Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 160+ 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.
Make Museo Tamayo part of your personalized Mexico City itinerary using our Mexico City vacation builder.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Leading figure in the Mexican art of the twentieth century, Tamayo is here permanently, nice collection exposed more temporary exhibition, a "small" but very interesting contemporary art museum...
    show original
  • This is an attractive modern art museum with a small permanent display complemented by temporary exhibitions. At the present time there is an exhibition focused on park designs by Noguchi. The archite...  read more »
  • I'll start by saying the surroundings of the museum are great! Located inside the Chapultepec Park, the area offers a very needed respite from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City. The museum's archit...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The architecture of this museum is very chic and minimalist. The collection of contemporary art I saw when I visited was so-so; however, this type of art is not my favourite genre. There are notable works to see and it is still worth a visit.
  • Nice pieces exposed and incredible architecture. Very small though, would recommend going on Sunday when it's free
  • A nice building with temporary exhibitions. Noguchi's playgrounds are amazing.
  • Modern art. Very few Tamayo's on display, however.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m