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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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A great collection!

Do take the time to go here. Mr. Tamayo was fortunate to have had the chance to collect some wonderful pieces. How nice to be able to see them.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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New York City
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Do take the time to go here. Mr. Tamayo was fortunate to have had the chance to collect some wonderful pieces. How nice to be able to see them.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Showing the prehispanic collection of Rufino Tamayo, the collection is larger than expected, and the pieces are well-displayed. Not as impressive as the museo de las culturas de Oaxaca, though.

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 13 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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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 31 January 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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