The museum, which is part of the Institución Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Mexican national network of museums, re-opened in 2013 after a yearlong renovation that resulted in an expansion from three exhibit halls to five. Though still primarily dedicated to the private collection of artist Rufino Tamayo (which included works by Picasso, Joan Miró, and René Magritte), the museum now can feature local and international contemporary art exhibits as well (such as photographs by Italian photographer Luisa Lambri). The permanent collection of more than 300 works from Tamayo’s private collection includes paintings, sculptures, engravings, photos, textiles, and drawings. In the entry is Tamayo’s famous mural "Homenaje a La Raza India," a tribute to Mexico’s indigenous people. The modern cafeteria serves up delicious snacks and sandwiches and the new Cyberlounge has videos, online artwork, and music to entertain antsy children (or adults). The museum store is one of the best of the city's museums and worth a visit to pick up some one-of-a-kind silver jewelry or quirky bags. A special evening of jazz—with a guided tour of the museum followed by a short concert and a glass of wine—is offered one Wednesday each month for a suggested donation of $15 (US). There are also "Passport to Art" workshops for children every Saturday and Sunday. Check the website for details.
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Paseo de la Reforma 51, at the corner of Gandhi
Our Rating Neighborhood Across from Chapultepec Park Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm Transportation Metro: Auditorio Phone 55/5286-6519 Prices M$19, free on Sun Web site Museo Tamayo
MapPaseo de la Reforma 51, at the corner of Gandhi Mexico City
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