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Tamayo Museum on Tour: La Jolla

2014-07-tamayo_rufino_retrato_de_olga_0Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City on Tour, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla), 17 May – 31 August 2014.
Highlights from one of Mexico’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art, the Tamayo Museum which opened in 1981 to house the collections of Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991), of both his own art and works by contemporary artists from Mexico, Europe and USA.
The exhibition includes paintings by the artist, objects owned by him and works acquired since his death. Other Mexican artists exhibited include paintings by Francisco Toledo (born 1940) whose work influenced by Zapotec stone carvings and the Oaxacan landscape Tamayo championed.
Bilingual online captions to selected highlights from the exhibition can be found at http://www.mcasd.org/tours/treasures-of-tamayo.