Tamayo Museum, founded in 1981 by the Oaxacan-born artist Rufino Tamayo and located in the outskirts of Mexico City, has been a major art museum in the country for a number of reasons.
The innovative architectural design (the main building of the museum is designed in the shape of a large cross) of the establishment is something that immediately catches one's attention. The museum architecture in fact won the prestigious Premio Nacional de Arte award in 1982. The museum boasts of a large body of collection of modern and contemporary artworks from both Mexican and International artists, not the least of which is the many works of Tamayo himself.
Museum, though built entirely of private funds (first art museum in Mexico to claim that status), the facility has been run by the National Institute of Fine Arts since 1986. In 2012, the museum facility underwent an expansion project that saw its main building enlarged to accommodate 5 halls in total, in place of the previous 3 halls of the original structure.
Apart from exhibiting artworks and organizing art exhibitions, the museum also plays an important role as an education and cultural center courtesy the many cultural programs (of diverse nature) that the place plays host to all year round.Places nearby:
Museo Tamayo: Mexico City's Contemporary Art Museum 0 km / 0 mi
Chapultepec Park and Zoo: The Largest Public Park In Mexico City 0 km / 0 mi
Parque Lincoln: Abundance of Old Structures 1 km / 1 mi
La Feria Chapultepec: Home of the First 3 Vertical Loop Roller Coaster 1 km / 1 mi
Bosque De Chapultepec: Mexico City's Breath Of Fresh Air 2 km / 1 mi