Artist Rufino Tamayo collected ancient art from all over Mexico. He donated his collection in 1974 to the
City of Oaxaca and created the Museo de Arte Pre-Hispánico Rufino Tamayo
Find the museum in the center of the historic district at Morelos, (street) #503Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Closed Tuesdays Hours 10-2, 4-7pm, Sunday 10AM-3PM Fee 34 Pesos
Rufino Tamayo was a Oaxacan artist, born in 1899 in Oaxaca in a Zzapotec family. He studied art in Mexico city where he developed an interest in ancient art.
He moved in 1937 to New York City where he taught art and then he moved to Paris in 1949 where he lived until 1959.
He returned to Oaxaca where he donated his collection of ancient art and founded the Museum of Pre-Hispanic art. He died in 1991 as one of Mexico's best known modern artists.
the collection is arranged in display cases behind glass. You can not use a tripod but the objects are well lit
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