In the late 1960s, Rufino Tamayo began utilizing his vast wealth to collect what has become a stunning display of international contemporary art. Not wanting to display the artwork in anything but a conceptually fitting structure, Rufino Tamayo worked with architects Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon to complete this iconic and compelling modern art museum.
Before passing, Tamayo gifted the collection and building to the Mexican people, and established a trust for the operational and maintenance costs of running one of the most successful museums in Mexico’s history. Today, visitors to this amazing structure can walk the halls of the museum and study the masterworks of artistic greats such as Picasso, Joan Miro, and Rene Magritte, as well as a finely curated selection of contemporary exhibits that tour regularly.
The Tamayo Museum is located in Chapultepec Park at Paseo de la Reforma No. 51. It is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday, and admission costs roughly $10. On Sunday, admission is free.