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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

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Address: Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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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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Familiarizing yourself with Pre-Hispanic Art isa must for the visitor to Oaxaca

Splendidly arranged museum displaying the private collection of the well known painterTamayo, not overrun by tourists which favors a leisurely walk and close observation of the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Splendidly arranged museum displaying the private collection of the well known painterTamayo, not overrun by tourists which favors a leisurely walk and close observation of the pieces on exhibt.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I loved this place. My husband thiught it childish. But when you think about how old and well made it is one can only highly respect the artists of the time.

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Midland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Rufino Tamayo thankfully dedicated himself to collecting historic works of art to protect them from being illegally traded and lost to the Oaxacan people. This museum is a tranquil setting where the works are artfully and thematically arranged on inset glassed in shelves. Definitely visit and enjoy.

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austin
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful collection of Pre-Hispanic art works from different areas of Mexico. A nice overview of Mexican art. It was collected by the painter R Tamayo who was influenced by his heritage.

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The museum has beautiful displays with detailed explanation cards in each room. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you are interested in pre-colombian pottery, this is a fine museum. Great collection in a beautiful setting

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The collection of Rufino Tamayo is well-lit and well-designed to display the differing styles of regional pre-Columbian artifacts, and the stylistic changes through time.

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Merced, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Interesting art, It is not too big and it has pictures and things from many different artists, I think is worth your time.

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stumbled across this pre-columbian museum and were very impressed. The displays are very well laid out and fascinating.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A must see while in Oaxaca. The preservation of the art is so incredible and amazing to see. It takes you to a different world. It is closed on Tuesday (not Monday) There are laminated guides in English by each doorway. Definitely go!!

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