Tamayo: A Solitary Mexican Modernist

Experience the work of one of Mexico’s masters, Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991). An independent artist who embraced modernity, Tamayo’s style veered from his early depictions of indigenous peoples to playful, colourful, abstract – and sometimes surrealist – later works. Throughout all of his artistic explorations, he remained focused on finding humanity’s place in the universe.

Featuring prints and paintings from the collections of the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico, as well as an outstanding watercolour from the national collection, this exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of Tamayo’s death. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see works by an artist of constant reinvention.

This exhibition was made possible by:

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaría de Cultura, AMEXCID, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes of Mexico


Saturday, June 25, 2016 Monday, October 10, 2016


National Gallery of Canada
Contemporary Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

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