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Museo Tamayo

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Neighbourhood: Bosque de Chapultepec
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Address: Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi s/n Bosque de Chapultepec I | Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11580, Mexico
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+52 5252866519
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces original exhibitions of the most...

Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces 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.

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I know many are disappointed with this place. The building and exhibition space are stunning. The traveling exhibitions space was closed while I was there. I was able to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum with amazing architectural design and great exhibition of modern art. There is a restaurant with a terrace that abuts the surrounding forest and, with nice service, serves first rate fresh food.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know many are disappointed with this place. The building and exhibition space are stunning. The traveling exhibitions space was closed while I was there. I was able to see the Tamayos and other pieces from his personal collection of gifts. He had a lot of important friends. Tamayo's work is well worth seeing. He was not as prolific as... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A good museum although I didn't like the exposition that had taken place. The store outside the museum is Incredible and the restaurant is very good with a view of the Chapultepec' forest

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I found the museum to be a nice way to spend 30 minutes but not a must see attraction. Honestly, the floor work and the overall architecture of the building was more interesting to me that the actual content of the museum.

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Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Tamayo museum houses two rooms of his work and some of his personal collection, however, the majority of the museum has special exhibits. I wanted to learn more about the artist and was disappointed. As usual nothing in English and no guides to help with your questions.. Given that Tamayo was a contemporary of the great muralists, I was disappointed... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A previous review said Tamayo work is not there. In fact there are two full rooms of his paintings plus a good collection of works he owned. The current expo is of Tacita Dean ... a deep and varied exploration of her work.

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Mililani Town, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Because of its name you would think you are in for a treat to see the splendor of Rufino Tamayo's art and I am a fan. But nooo. Its only the name. Every maybe two week or so they have different well known artists from all over the world exhibits. Some are great and some not my taste. I would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Tamayo museum is a very cool, modern building in the Chapultepec park complex. It houses a permanent collection of Rufino Tamayo pieces as well as temporary displays from other artists. The lighting is awful for a museum. The other main detraction was a lack of well-placed descriptors or identifiers, and in fact offered very little information at all. Admission... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Museo Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) is a public contemporary art museum located in the Chapultepec park, that produces innovativ 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 establish itself as a point of reference of the twenty-first century museum in Mexico... More 

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Texas, USA
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This may be one of the best kept secrets in Mexico City. The museum, the collection and the architecture is all first rate. The name is deceiving because the collection is world class with works from both the old and new world. Worth it.

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