Pre-Hispanic Art Museum Rufino Tamayo in Mexico, Oaxaca

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Browse the extensive collection at Pre-Hispanic Art Museum Rufino Tamayo in Mexico. Founded in the 1970s, the museum houses items donated by the famous Oaxacan painter Rufino Tamayo, who was inspired by pre-Columbian artwork and collected pieces throughout his life. Explore the colonial-era building's five rooms, each painted a different color. View stone sculptures, ceramics, figurines, and other art pieces from the pre-Hispanic era, with English and Spanish explanations. Visit the gift shop for a charming souvenir. Put Pre-Hispanic Art Museum Rufino Tamayo in Mexico on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Beautiful garden and very good information. The information is updated and has very good museology. The staff is friendly and attentive.
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  • The best collection of pre-columbian art I've ever seen, arranged in a really beautiful space. Very much worth it.  more »
  • A wonderful setting with a solid collection of Mesoamercian arts from around Mexico. Items are treated more for aesthetic value than historical value, but the historical information is sufficient to b...  more »
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  • Great collection well displayed using bold coloured backgrounds against the figures and ceramics. Worth visiting.
  • Excellent museum. Well organized and just amazing!
  • A must for anyone who likes prehispanic art, it's a small museum but it has a rich collection from all different cultures from ancient Mexico.
  • A cool collection that's well presented.
  • Small but nice selection. Free on Sundays

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