Museo Rufino Tamayo

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This article is about the museum in the state of Oaxaca. For the museum in Mexico City, see Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.
Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter and founder of the museum.

The Museo Rufino Tamayo is an art museum in the city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.[1]

Housed in a building constructed in 1979 by the architects Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky, the museum contains collections of pre-Columbian art once owned by artist Rufino Tamayo.[1] One of the chief purposes of the museum was to collect the pieces and to preserve them from falling into the hands of illegal artifact traders. Tamayo left the museum to his native state of Oaxaca to make his fellow Mexicans aware of their rich heritage. The attractive displays are arranged according to aesthetic theme.

Tamayo also has another museum in Mexico City, the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum.