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Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo

Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo Review

You'll find a wonderfully displayed collection of pre-Hispanic pottery and sculpture at this carefully restored colonial mansion. The courtyard, dominated by a fountain guarded by a quartet of stone lions, is shaded with pink and white oleanders. Originally this was the private collection of the painter Rufino Tamayo. Especially interesting are the tiny figurines of women with children from Guerrero, some perhaps dating from more than 3,000 years ago, and the smiling ceramic figures from Veracruz.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Morelos 503, at Calle Porfirio Díaz, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000 | Map It
  • Phone: 951/516–4750
  • Cost: $3.50
  • Hours: Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 10–2 and 4–7, Sun. 10–3
  • Location: Oaxaca City

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