The grand reopening of Mexicos Museo Tamayo
took place this week with a number of events programmed for the occasion. After ten months of large-scale work, the Olga y Rufino Tamayo Foundation (FORT) announces the timely completion of the agreed upon project.
FORT President, David Cohen, said, this initiative has strictly adhered to budget, thanks to effective and transparent budget execution of the public and private funds raised for this purpose, all through a project management effort and constant auditing which have positioned it as a successful co-investment model.
Museo Tamayo is reopening as a museum of international stature. A visitors experience will be comparable to that of any of the best museums in the world, be it as a spectator of works of art in any of the exhibitions, learning at the different educational areas, or perhaps simply enjoying the outstanding view from the new restaurant. It may also be through the different art books, the various selections of design objects in the new store, or the new outdoor spaces and spectacular architecture, all which help transform the visit and the art into a truly changing experience within a unique environment.
Architect Teodoro González de Leóns transcendental participation, spearheading the expansion and remodeling project, was one of those odd cases in history, where an architect can alter and expand their original work, a task which he first completed in conjunction with Abraham Zabludowsky. To this end, Teodoro González de León reflected, its as if the Museum had extended its arm, which until now had remained folded.
The Museum will now feature new and improved exhibitions halls, a fine dining restaurant, a museum store with books and different objects on art, architecture and design, a remodeled auditorium, a document center, an educational hall, outdoor spaces, and a whole new office space area and public service area.
The Tamayo Museum, without a doubt, is a museum of the XXI century, housing an outstanding collection. For its inaugural program, it will confer new meaning to curatorship, by including original productions, most of these projects also stand out for including works from the museum's collection.
Seven projects will be introduced, conceived and produced by Museo Tamayos curatorial team led by Julieta González, previously responsible for Latin American art acquisitions at Tate Modern in London, and Willy Kautz, who returns to the Museum after spending several years in different national and international locations.
One of the highlights of the seven featured projects includes a Rufino Tamayo retrospective exhibition, showcasing the different ways in which the Oaxaca artist addressed some classics in the history of art throughout his artistic career.
The program includes the exhibition of two collections titled El mañana ya estuvo aquí and Primer Acto, along with the projects of three contemporary artists: Pierre Huyghe, Michael Stevenson, and Ryan Gander; and finally, the implementation of Modulario, a Reference Hall with the Gustavo Lipkaus architectural project.
The various exhibits will offer guided tours, workshops, and a number of parallel activities covering the dfferent content and works that are included.
With an all-encompassing, original and intelligent program, Museo Tamayo experiences a real transformation of renewed settings that generate innovative moments and a new way of living culture in our country.