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Museo Tamayo

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Neighborhood: 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
Phone Number: +52 5252866519
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Small contemporary museum

This museum is located in the Chapultepec park area in the Reforma Avenue. You can find sculptures outside and a contemporary style building. The art exposed inside is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Monterrey, Mexico

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited it on Sunday, so it was free, an hour before closing time. Great architecture of the museum and interesting exhibitions, this is how a museum of modern art should look like. Just the right amount of exhibitions to interest but not tire your mind. Our favourite were the paintings by Golub.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

One reason to go: the architecture. But other than that? Pretty bad. There were 3 temporary exhibitions- all of them pretty bad. The museum shop is great though! Don't spend time here

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visit this museum every time we visit Mexico City - its amazing and theres always something new to see! I highly recommend it !! It will take you ALL day to try and get thru it - I suggest 2 - 3 days for real history buffs. You don't want to miss anything! Take a camera - they are... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This museum is located in the Chapultepec park area in the Reforma Avenue. You can find sculptures outside and a contemporary style building. The art exposed inside is also contemporary, You can easily see this museum in 45 minutes.

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hartford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I didn't expect much and ended up really enjoying the Leon Golub exhibition which primarily deals with human rights abuses in South America. One piece was so controversial I wasn't allowed to photograph it.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the Rufino Tamayo Museum is a wonderful experience, the building itself is an experience inside and outside it is formed by ample spaces of white walls where light and lines interchange with beauty. The exibits contain modern art and architecture that is changed at determined times. There is also an outside terrace cafeteria that has an excellent view of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We were surprised there was not much Tamayo art here but they had a a show of artist Leon Golub. We enjoyed his work immensely and photos from other artists.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Tamayo Museum is located within walking distance to several other museums along Paseo Reforma- We spent s delightful rainy afternoon viewing the several exhibits of local Mexican and American artists but I have to say the highlight was the superb meal we enjoyed in the cafe- soups, salads, sandwiches, coffees, teas and dessert. We would return for the cafe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It seems the vision of this museum is to display 3-4 contemporary artists at a time; each artist is represented with multiple works, each in a spacious section of this very large museum. The museum space alone is worth a visit: a winding, maze-like structure. Unfortunately, I was ripped off in the gift shop -- overcharged, and not given a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Experiencing the architecture is almost the goal here - Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León's modular building is a small miracle to behold. Light falls in unexpected angles and the main gallery is open with sharp angular lines - wherever you step out you'll find surprising perspectives. The collection, a typical hotch-potch of 20th-century masters, almost feels unimportant unless... More 

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