Francis Bacon’s 'Two Figures with a Monkey’ 1973, is on displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), in the exhibition: ‘Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City’. The exhibition is hosted at MCASD’s La Jolla location, opening on Saturday May 17th, remaining on view until August 31st 2014.
In 1981, Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) opened the doors of his eponymous museum, to which the Mexican artist donated both his paintings and his collection of late-modernist and contemporary art. Tamayo built his collection of works by both Mexican artists and those in Europe and the United States with the goal of founding a museum that would promote the artists of his native country and bring Mexico City into a dialogue with the international art community.
Treasures of the Tamayo marks a partnership between two like-minded institutions, which brings to view works never before seen in San Diego. The exhibition presents paintings by Rufino Tamayo himself, objects from the Mexican artist’s collection, and works by contemporary artists the Tamayo Museum has acquired since his death. The selection on view represents the distinct diversity of the Tamayo Museum’s collection, with artists working in Europe, the United States, and Latin America—from Pablo Picasso to Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko to Larry Rivers, and Roberto Matta to Francisco Toledo, among others. Find out more about the exhibition, including details of accompanying events, here.
‘Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City’
MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291
Word Ref: MCASD website and press release.
Please note that all exhibition details including works displayed and dates are subject to change. For any confirmation please consult the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.