Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation. Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) was a leading Mexican artist of the 20th century who achieved international acclaim. Though he was known primarily for his paintings and murals, he also created a robust body of works on paper, which provided an important avenue for formal and technical innovation. Drawn exclusively from LACMA’s holdings, the exhibition highlights Tamayo’s engagement with printmaking and also includes a selection of Mesoamerican sculpture (an important source of inspiration for the artist) from the museum’s collection. Spanning over 60 years of his prolific career, Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation focuses on Tamayo’s longstanding interest in prints as a means of exploring new techniques and furthering experimentation. On view December 21, 2019–July 11, 2020, the exhibition is presented at LACMA’s art gallery at Charles White Elementary School. The exhibition is curated by Rachel Kaplan, LACMA’s assistant curator of Latin American art.