Tamayo: 40 Years
Published by RM/MUSEO TAMAYO.
Foreword by Alejandra Frausto, Lucina Jiménez, Magalí Arriola. Preface by Magalí Arriola, Andrea Valencia. Introduction by Magalí Arriola. Text by Magda Carranza, Cristina Gálvez, Juan Carlos Pereda, Guillermo Santamarina, Carla Stellweg, Patricia Sloane, Magalí Arriola, Andrea Valencia, Robert Littman, et al.
A lavishly produced documentation of the Mexico City–based museum’s four-decade history
Composed of four individually themed slipcased volumes, Tamayo: 40 Years commemorates the 40th anniversary of Mexico’s first international contemporary art museum. The publication thoroughly delineates the institution’s history, from its planning and inauguration to the present day.
The first volume functions as the catalog to the museum’s current exhibition, Beyond Trees—which traces the political and cultural events that occurred during the construction and opening of the Museo Tamayo (1979–81)—and includes four essays on the show's main themes. The second volume, Alligator's in the Pond: The Origins of Museo Tamayo in the Voice of Its Protagonists, compiles for the first time the museum's oral history through interviews and archival material. The third volume, Another Long Story with Many Knots, constitutes a history of the exhibitions that have made Museo Tamayo an indelible cultural force for the last 40 years.