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Museum of Oaxacan Painters

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Address: Independencia, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 5645

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Great Intro to Rufino Tamayo

After visiting the Rufino Tamayo collection at the museum named for him, we got curious about him. Asked our hotel where to go to see his work, and were given the names of two... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Donna B
Ajijic, Mexico
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Ajijic, Mexico
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

After visiting the Rufino Tamayo collection at the museum named for him, we got curious about him. Asked our hotel where to go to see his work, and were given the names of two museums. This one was closer so we went in and, voila!, there were three rooms of his work. It was one of the many magical things... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

In a restored colonial building of great elegance, this museum's changing exhibitions depend for value on the individual curator. At the moment (Feb. 2017) there is a fabulous show of the graphic works of Rufino Tamayo. On my visit, it was empty except for a group of young students who were taking a serious interest in the works. Tamayo was... More 

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Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We sw some BEAUTIFUL art here. Nice break in the day to soak in some wonderful paintings, highly recommended!

Thank studgoat
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Depends on the exhibit, the building and architecture is very nice. Tamayo is amazing but other exhibits can be avoided.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Small collection, but this is where you'll find the work of Rufino Tamayo--his eponymous museum displays pre-Columbian artifacts

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Another must for all art lovers. Rufino Tamayo, was not just a painter, but also a very talented lithographer/printer. And then the added bonus is the special exhibit of Cuban/American painter Carlos Luna whose has some figures that have been likened to Picasso but more unique and intriguing The building itself is also a work of art. A must for... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good place to get some expos of modern Oaxaca’s painters. It also offers different cultural activities

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

In January, there was a mix of artists' work on display: some good; some not so good. However, I don´t remember paying much, if anything, to see what was available. If you don´t go, you won´t know what you missed.

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Eureka, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

First I want to say that the building is beautiful, and we really enjoyed it. However the exhibits at the time we were there were terrible, even pornographic. And the ones we felt were pornographic involved young children in suggestive poses. It's too bad, because the artist in that particular exhibit was clearly very good. I was glad we were... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Exhibits here change regularly, and as other reviewers have noted, your experience will largely depend on whether the temporary exhibit you see is worthwhile or not. There is almost no educational signage; no museum guidebooks or exhibit catalogs; and the gift shop is - frankly - tacky as hell. Still, if you luck out and hit it this place when... More 

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