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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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A League of Its Own

Nothing in Oaxaca compares to this extraordinary museum! It is so perfectly constructed with... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Litchfield, Connecticut
An amazing glimpse into pre-Hispanic art and culture

You will be amazed by the vast and well preserved collection. Although descriptions are in Spanish... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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This museum contains a varied collection of pre-Columbian art donated by Rufino Tamayo, one of Mexico's most famous modern artists.
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  • Average4%
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Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Nothing in Oaxaca compares to this extraordinary museum! It is so perfectly constructed with information conveniently translated on guide sheets.

Thank blairbill47
Reviewed 8 July 2017

You will be amazed by the vast and well preserved collection. Although descriptions are in Spanish, the effort to excavate and piece back together these treasures is truly awesome! A must-see visit.

Thank justkaijack
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Lovely excursion to a small delightful gallery housing the pre hispanic and modern collection of artist Rufino Tamayo. Seriously , gotta love when a successful artist gives back to his home community, displaying his own private collection for all to enjoy . This manageable gallery...More

Thank bluelilly
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

For anyone that wants an introduction to precolombina art, this is a very good museum. The explanations group pieces with similar characteristics (e.g. Period, location, theme) and let the viewer draw parallels.

Thank cheribokern
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a small museum of beautifully curated pieces from a private collection of pre Hispanic art that was donated by the artist to his home town. It is really accessible and I found it a hundred times more engaging than the huge Museo Nacional...More

Thank TheIrishFella
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a great museum. The artworks are well displayed. There are some English explanations altho the pieces pretty much speak for themselves. Not a huge display so probably only requires an hour to view. But well worth the time

Thank Doug Q
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Where it was, but when I finally found it, It was well worth the visit. Many of the sculptures came from the coastal areas of Nayarit and Veracruz! The rooms are different colors and there is an extensive collection in each one of them; The...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum is not a historical trip, because it has been curated in terms of art values and special features that Rufino Tamayo liked. Each piece is awesome. The exhibitions in the courtyard are also very interesting and exciting

Thank Ruben G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was, in our opinion the best small exhibition space in the city and has an outstanding collection of pre-hispanic works. Everything is beautifully displayed in rooms of various colours and there is lots documentation on the works displayed. Rufino Tamayo had an excellent eye...More

Thank nroe
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The museum is relatively small, and will not exhaust you. Nevertheless, I encourage you to take your time visiting here. The Pre-Columbian exhibits are of excellent quality, and have very good descriptions in both English and Spanish. There are delightful figures of jaguars, coyotes, monkeys,...More

Thank griggs2000
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