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”Tamayo fue sensible a la necesidad de ampliar los horizontes culturales de sus semejantes, por lo que creó el Museo de Arte Prehispánico de México que legó a su ciudad natal, Oaxaca, además del de arte contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México al cual dotó con más de trescientas obras de los creadores más importantes de su tiempo”

The Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico was inaugurated in January 1974. It contains the collection that Olga and Rufino Tamayo formed for more than twenty years, with dedication and artistic sense, specifically for this purpose, it is based in one of the architecture houses The most famous and beautiful in the city, built in the 18th century, rehabilitated by the artist himself for this purpose. More than a thousand pieces, belonging to all the cultures that flourished in the vast territory of what is now Mexico, are exhibited in five rooms, whose museography was designed by Fernando Gamboa, each room is identified by a color belonging to the palette of the artist painting. The museum offers the possibility of establishing an appreciation of the unity of the art produced by the native cultures of the country, but it also distinguishes the great diversity of aspects that these works present. The individuality and peculiarity with which each ethnic group expressed itself shows an unmistakable personality; Thus, the tour of the five rooms of the museum offers unity within diversity. The common denominator of the collection presented is the beauty and quality of each piece, since Tamayo's accurate gaze allowed him to choose each work for its beauty and expressive and aesthetic quality.

Av. José María Morelos 503, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

El Museo de Arte Prehispánico de México

Av. José María Morelos 503, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico


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