Museo Tamayo

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.

Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo

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.

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.

Contacts & Details
sun, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


T: +52 55 4122 8200
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Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo

Current Exhibitions
Michael Dean: Your Text Here
Museo Tamayo presents the exhibition 'Your Text Here' dedicated to the sculptures by Michael Dean (United Kingdom, 1977)
11 Dec 2019 - 01 Mar 2020
Past Exhibitions
Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue
This survey exhibition of the American figurative painter highlights key aspects of Leon Golub’s oeuvre...
12 Sep 2015 - 07 Feb 2016
Heinz Peter Knes: Intimation Allover/Insinuación expandida
Focusing on portraiture, Heinz Peter Knes (b. Germany, 1969) began his photographic career in the late...
07 Nov 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
Nairy Baghramian: Hand Me Down
This exhibition combines an assembly of pieces of work specifically produced for this show, in which...
07 Nov 2015 - 13 Mar 2016
Eduardo Navarro: Octopia
Eduardo Navarro (Buenos Aires, 1979) attributes art the capacity to produce new possibilities of perception...
12 Mar 2016 - 03 Jul 2016
Garcia Torres Mario : Let’s Walk Together
Mario Garcia Torres’s work deals largely with locating and challenging the places of art. This interest...
27 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016
Noguchi´s Playscapes
Museo Tamayo presents “Noguchi´s Playscapes” Central to the exhibition is the vision by one of the...
11 May 2016 - 09 Oct 2016
Tacita Dean Solo Show
Museo Tamayo presents a Tacita Dean solo show,. The English artist lives and works in Berlin. Trained...
05 Nov 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
Eduardo Sarabia: Plumed Serpent and Others Parties
Museo Tamayo presents the special project by Eduardo Sarabia “Plumed Serpent and Others Parties“. In...
13 Jul 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
Collection Museo Tamayo
The international modern and contemporary art collection of Museo Tamayo was initiated by Rufino Tamayo...
30 Jul 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Fernando Ortega: Nota rosa / Pink note
“Nota rosa/ Pink Note” is a project by Fernando Ortega (Mexico City, 1971) that merges memory with...
10 Dec 2016 - 02 Apr 2017
Wilson Díaz: Chimera
Violence and its representation on a day-to-day basis in the media, is a major concern to the Colombian...
29 Apr 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Claudia Fernández: Ceremonia
Following her interest in the assimilation of Mexican objects into diverse cultural contexts, Fernández...
29 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Anri Sala
The pieces featured in this show explore the way in which music has been associated with various political...
09 Sep 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
Jorge Satorre: Los Animales Muertos
On the occasion of his solo show, Jorge Satorre (Mexico City, 1979) showcases an installation and a series...
03 Oct 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Artaud 1936
“Artaud 1936” celebrates the poetics of the French playwright Antonin Artaud, his legendary...
10 Feb 2018 - 20 May 2018
Cerith Wyn Evans
The first monographic exhibition of Cerith Wyn Evans in México presents twelve pieces produced in the...
10 Feb 2018 - 06 May 2018
Irradiaciones de Vida. Retratos de los Tamayo
“Irradiations of life. Portraits of the Tamayo” is a visual chronicle of the passing of Olga...
12 Dec 2017 - 08 Apr 2018
Martín Chambi
The Jan Mulder Collection includes both contemporary works and old copies of authors, mostly Latin American....
28 Oct 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror
For her first significant exhibition in Mexico, Museo Tamayo displays works by New York-based Nancy...
06 Oct 2018 - 17 Feb 2019
Gonzalo Lebrija: Vía Láctea
For his solo exhibition at Museo Tamayo, artist Gonzalo Lebrija exhibits pieces from his project “Vía...
20 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Germán Venegas: Todo Lo Otro
The exhibition is the most exhaustive one ever dedicated to artist Germán Venegas in a Mexican museum,...
11 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Carsten Höller
This is the first monographic exhibition by the artist Carsten Höller (Brussels, Belgium, 1961) in Mexico...
29 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Carsten Höller: Sunday
First large survey of the German artist Carsten Höller in Latin America. Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo...
29 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Ida Ekblad: Blood Optics
Ida Ekblad’s (Oslo, 1980) practice draws inspiration from many different things such as Old Master...
03 May 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Rashid Johnson: Los Senderistas
Using objects from everyday life such as books, LP albums, black soap, plants, shea butter as materials,...
27 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019