AAA Editor Notes
Rufino Tamayo Museum (Museo Rufino Tamayo) is in Chapultepec Park, on the n. side of Paseo de la Reforma and west of Calzada Gandhi (M: Chapultepec, line 1). It displays the personal modern art collection of the Oaxacan painter and muralist, who died in 1991. Although Tamayo's work was initially criticized for its lack of political content, his reputation as a key figure of 20th-century Mexican art has grown over the years. In addition to Tamayo paintings, the large, well-lit halls display works from the artist's personal collection by such artists as Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Mark Rothko and Joan Miró. Changing temporary exhibitions are devoted to international artists.
The museum has rooms where you can watch videos about the art on display and a cyber lounge with interactive monitors and headsets.
Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.