Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City

Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City

The Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum is the storehouse of the vast art collection of Rufino Tamayo and his wife Olga. Rufino Tamayo, a well known artist of Zapotec descent also acquired unique pieces of art. The family donated selected art works from the collection to the museum. Rufino Tamayo was closely associated with the construction of the building and when it was opened in 1981, it was regarded as another one of the Tamayo collection of contemporary art.

The Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum located on the Paseo de la Reforma at Calle Mahatma Gandhi was designed by Mexican architects Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon and Abraham Zabludovsky. Both the architects were well known professionals besides being close friends of Rufino Tamayo. Initially it was the first museum on Mexico City not run by the government. The personal collection of paintings, sculpture and drawings belonging to Rufino and his wife, pianist Olga Flores Zarate forms the basis of the permanent art exhibits in the institution. The museum also features temporary art exhibits by Mexican and International artists. Paintings from the collection of Rufino Tamayo include the works of Picasso, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, Francis Bacon and Henry More.

The Museum stays open from Tuesdays to Sundays for visitors and on one Wednesday every month, the institution plays host to a live Jazz performance.
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Sight Name: Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City  

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Mexico City's Nightlife

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Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world and also one of the most populated. Its nightlife is all about amazing music, great drinks and spectacular fun. The music here is mainly a combination of Spanish and English-language rock, electronic music, some Latin/Caribbean music, Latin pop, and sometimes traditional Mexican music. Take this walking tour to enjoy the unique nightlife...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, and Papalote Children Museum. Take this walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

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Travel Distance: 4.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Historic Center Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km

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