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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

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Address: Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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9-516-4750
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This museum contains a varied collection of pre-Columbian art donated by...

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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Lovely Small Museum

We very much enjoyed this interesting collection, look for the booklets which give you the explanations in English in each room. Set in a lovely house and courtyard, not too big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed this interesting collection, look for the booklets which give you the explanations in English in each room. Set in a lovely house and courtyard, not too big for those of us with a short attention span!

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See an Artists ( Rufino Tamayo ) collection of Artifacts which inspired his artistic work .Collection interpreted as an Artist would ,not as an Archeologist would .

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Precious little museaum with precious art, all about the human figure. Loved it every time. Just 30 p entrance fee! Go and dont miss this gem!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was set up by Rufino Tamayo to display his collection of per-Columbian art, and he had quite a collection. The museum is well laid out and his collection is extensive. Fascinating to see along with the other historic venues in Oaxaca.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized exhibits with English translations available at the door for people like me who don't speak or read enough Spanish to be able to read the Spanish descriptions. Well done!

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do take the time to go here. Mr. Tamayo was fortunate to have had the chance to collect some wonderful pieces. How nice to be able to see them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Showing the prehispanic collection of Rufino Tamayo, the collection is larger than expected, and the pieces are well-displayed. Not as impressive as the museo de las culturas de Oaxaca, though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Splendidly arranged museum displaying the private collection of the well known painterTamayo, not overrun by tourists which favors a leisurely walk and close observation of the pieces on exhibt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved this place. My husband thiught it childish. But when you think about how old and well made it is one can only highly respect the artists of the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rufino Tamayo thankfully dedicated himself to collecting historic works of art to protect them from being illegally traded and lost to the Oaxacan people. This museum is a tranquil setting where the works are artfully and thematically arranged on inset glassed in shelves. Definitely visit and enjoy.

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