Museo de Rufino Tamayo
Just one block north of Templo de San Felipe Neri, the Museo Arte Prehispánico de Rufino Tamayo (503 Morelos, tel. 951/516-4750, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–7 p.m. Mon. and Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sun.) exhibits the brilliant pre-Columbian artifact collection of celebrated artist Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991).
Displays include hosts of animal motifs—Colima dogs, parrots, ducks, snakes—whimsically crafted into polychrome vases, bowls, and urns.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition