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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

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Address: Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 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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Fantastic!

As the official description says, this is a place for artistry, not archeology. Amazing, beautiful, inspiring.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the official description says, this is a place for artistry, not archeology. Amazing, beautiful, inspiring.

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Thank Harold A
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic presentation of really interesting archaeological discoveries. The exhibition is not vast, but every piece is wonderfully presented and is of beautiful quality. So pleaseed we stopped by.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite museums, as a two-dimensional artist interested in replicas of classic deities. I finally found an image there of the Corn God. They are artfully displayed, allowing for space to enhance the subtleties of the images, with lovely, soft colored backgrounds. Be aware that it closes between two and four when I was there last.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the collection of the well known painter of Oaxaca Rufino Tamayo. He was collecting Pre-Hispanic artifacts from all over the country. You will find this museum in en old house and gives it all a kind of intimate character you do not find in the big museums.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is one of my favorite museums in Oaxaca though there have rarely been many visitors when we've gone. It's small enough that you can spend time in each room and have a sense of enjoying the entire collection. We chatted a bit with the woman in charge when we were last there, and she told us Rufino Tamayo wanted... More 

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The museum display and lighting make for great photos. I wanted photos of different deities and I got them. The staff was friendly. There were few visitors or distractions so it worked out well for me- The only weakness being is the possibility of the pieces being misidentified and perhaps fake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

During our recent visit to Oaxaca City we stopped by this museum several times and found it closed when it should have been open. On our last day in town we decided to check it one last time and happily it was open. My wife and I have visited a fair amount of museums at various Archeological sites in Mexico,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Rufino Tamayo museum of pre-Hispanic Art. A great mix of old and new art, beautifully blended. Each room has a sheet in English to explain the displays. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

with placards with explanations in English. Do not miss this if you are interested in knowing more about the history, culture, and art of the peoples of the Oaxaca area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We enjoyed this museum. The historic building is interesting to see. The collections don't require a lot of time to see, but it is a good introduction to the area's artifacts.

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