Founded in Mexico City in 1981 by artist Rufino Tamayo. The museum exhibits international artists as well as a distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art.
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Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo presents original exhibitions of the most representative aspects of the international contemporary art scene. In addition, it exhibits its modern and contemporary art collections as well as the oeuvre 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 (INBA) has run the museum since 1986 and in 2012, the facility was expanded from three halls to five.
sun, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$60; Free admission to students, teachers, children under 12 and third age people with current ID.
Juan Andrés Gaitan
Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo Mexico City, 11580 Mexico
Exhibition View; Courtesy of Museo Tamayo