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Museo Tamayo

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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces original exhibitions of the...
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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Interesting visit

The exhibits at this museum are always different (they don't have a permanent one) which makes it interesting in every visit. The building itself it's worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The exhibits at this museum are always different (they don't have a permanent one) which makes it interesting in every visit. The building itself it's worth the visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The permanent exhibits are wonderful but the visiting exhibitions here are as avant garde and interesting as any in the world. The building is beautiful too...and of coursethe setting, in Chapultapec Park is lovely.

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Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you can go visit before they take down this exposition, DO IT. Some parts are super weird and bizarre but in general is just amazing. The room with thousands of little lights is just delightful,I was in love. WARNING: You must get there super early because the tickets sell out and be in the line for a while. After... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very interesting museum. I'm not sure I would have went other than to see the exhibit by Yayoi Kusama which was outstanding. It ends on January 18, 2015. The tickets are timed because so much of the exhibition is experiential.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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103 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A quick visit to the Museo Tamayo is always recommended as the best contemporary art exhibits are always presented there. A few meters from the Archaeological museum.

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brecon
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63 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well I visited here when the Kusama exhibition was on. This was apparently amazing 'but' also sold out. You were then left with what the rest of the museum has to offer...which was not a lot! For 38MP you got a visit to the Bienal exposition of various artists and the Antigua exposition of Tamayo's work on the Antigone ballet.... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had the fortune to visit these museum when the Kusama exposition was on. The exposition is amazing I highly recommend it

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Went here on the advice of a friend, who had come here umpteen times only to find it closed, as had happened to me on a prior occasion. (Call ahead!) While I loved what I saw, I was a little disappointed in the quantity.

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum did not have as many pieces as we expected but still the museum and the structure was interesting. We found more of his pieces in a local art gallery.

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Montreal, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was lucky to catch the Jac Leirner exhibition. Amazing creations made with found objects. The museum itself is a beautiful work of contemporary design in conrete. Nice restaurant and interesting shop at the back.

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