Rufino Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo "Museo Rufino Tamayo"

An artistic gem stands from within the Chapultepec woods, merging modern and contemporary art. 

Since 1981, this contemporary art museum, with its pyramidal shape that echoes its pre-Hispanic heritage, has blended into its wooded surroundings in Chapultepec park. 

To build his museum, Rufino Tamayo called on architects González de León and Zabludovsky, prompting them to visit a number of museums around the world. The resulting building’s unique design and functional and artistic solutions won both architects the Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes (National Award for Arts and Sciences) in the fine arts category. 

The museum exhibits the finest international modern art, Olga and Rufino’s collection of modern and contemporary art, and works by its founder. 

The museum curates around 300 works of modern art that depict the changes in world culture that started around the end of the 19th century. The contemporary art collection was begun in 1990 and aims to carry on one of Rufino Tamayo’s initial goals—to exhibit contemporary artwork that reflects the spirit of the present day. 




Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Paseo de la Reforma, Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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