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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

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beautiful place, artful presentation of wonderful ancient art. Several rooms, each a different... read more

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Impressive Collection. Beautifully Displayed.

Well worth a visit. Tamayo’s collection is terrific and so well preserved. The displays are so well... read more

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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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Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

beautiful place, artful presentation of wonderful ancient art. Several rooms, each a different color, easy to navigate.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Tamayo’s collection is terrific and so well preserved. The displays are so well done. Five rooms. You’ll see the artifacts shown on pink, blue, purple etc. The museum isn’t too big and can easily be digested in an hour. Put this...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museo Ruffino Tomayo is located in an old mansion on the outskirts of Oaxaca Centro, and it contains a comparatively small (next to El Centro Cultural Santo Domingo) but exceptional collection of art from about 1100 BCE to about 900 AD. The diversity of the...More

Thank BrianEnyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a jewel of a small museum!! I *highly* recommend going if you are at all interested in prehispanic cultures and art, archeology, history. It's not a huge museum so you don't feel quickly overwhelmed but all the pieces in the collection are quite...More

Thank turtlebella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tamayo wasn't solely, it would seem, a great artist, he was also a discerning collector of pre-Columbian art, and this little museum is the result. Each piece is a gem. And it's not crowded!

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The background colors of purple and yellow make photography difficult. What this collection offers is not the standard Aztec or Maya works. Therefore I found this interesting and enjoyed myself. It does have restrooms and and a place to sit in the courtyard. Go see!

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

It was helpful before we went, to know from these reviews that the museum is organized as artifacts viewed as art. It is not a history museum. It is not an archaeological museum. So my wife and I were in the right frame of mind...More

Thank Nick32215
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I had the great pleasure of visiting this museum, and was surprised to see how intact most of the pieces were. The color-coded rooms and dioramas made for a peaceful environment; there is plenty of room to stand and admire the pieces without distractions or...More

Thank Gabriela V
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Collection is very pleasantly displayed! An interesting collection of objects. Personel is very helpfull.

Thank _maasingrid10
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Tamayo had it in his head that art is art because it communicates about the universal condition of humanity. It doesn't matter if it's from 2,500 years ago. It speaks to our universally shared condition. There is no signage explaining historical context, only the piece...More

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