|The name of this museum could be misleading. Although works by the Zapotec painter Rufino Tamayo (Oaxaca, 1899-Mexico City, 1991) are included in this museum, it also includes Tamayo's own collection of international contemporary art as well, after its founding, of 20thth century art from many other sources.|
Minimalist structureThis modular building is on several levels and is praised for its connections with the landscape since it appears to rise from the ground. Its pyramidal shape (not evident here) refers to the pre-Hispanic architectural heritage.
Modern facade of reinforced concrete
Kenneth Armitage, Triarquia, 1958-9, bronze
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Tamayo musuem In 1981, Mr. González de León and Mr. Zabludovsky completed the in Mexico City. The low broad lines of the museum’s exterior give no hint of the luminous space inside.