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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Tasteful and arty

A great collection of pre hispanic artifacts collected by the great artist and displayed in an... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Lovely pre hispanic collection of Tamayo

If you love prehispanic art, this colonial house is a gem in Oaxaca city. The display of the art is... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
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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 25 August 2017

A great collection of pre hispanic artifacts collected by the great artist and displayed in an artistic fashion rather than in the normal way of museums. Good signage with info cards in English available. Some billiant items displayed in well lit colour coordinated cases. Excellent

Thank paulpnd
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you love prehispanic art, this colonial house is a gem in Oaxaca city. The display of the art is well done, it takes you for a ride on differents regions of Mexico. Displays through the exhibit explains the pieces history and ethnic group that...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were expecting to see artwork by Tomayo but when we arrived it was his own collection of pre-colombian art. Nice but not quite what we were hoping for. Apparently his art is being shown in Mexico City.

Thank ringinthenewyear
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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 8 July 2017

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

Thank blairbill47
Reviewed 7 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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 1 July 2017 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 27 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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
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