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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Beautiful collection

You have to understand that the purpose of the collection is to highlight the artistic value of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa T
A League of Its Own

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
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Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to understand that the purpose of the collection is to highlight the artistic value of the pieces. With that being said, you won't find lots of detailed information about each piece. Ioved the way the pieces were displayed against brightly colored walls. It...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank blairbill47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 June 12, 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 May 23, 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 May 9, 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

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