Tamayo: The New York Years

Art Exhibition previously on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States. Published by Smithsonian on Thursday 01 December 2016. Friday 03 November 2017 to Sunday 18 March 2018.

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Rufino Tamayo’s lushly colored paintings portraying modern Mexican subjects earned him widespread acclaim as an artist who balanced universal themes with a local sensibility.

Tamayo (1899-1991) was drawn to New York City in the early twentieth century at a time when unparalleled transatlantic cross-cultural exchange was taking place. While living in New York, intermittently from the late 1920s to 1949, Tamayo engaged with the new ideas expressed in the modern art that he saw in museums and galleries. Tamayo: The New York Years is the first exhibition to explore the influences between this major Mexican modernist and the American art world.