The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rufino Tamayo Museum

The museums in Oaxaca are excellent from the Botanical Gardens to museum in the Convent adjoining Santo Domingo to the many special smaller spaces. A new Oaxacan Textile museum just opened last week. One of the small jewels is the Rufino Tamayo Museo on Morales a few blocks west of the zocalo.
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) was a surrealist painter who collected pre-columbian art very early in his long career. The museum houses the pieces he collected and many of them are exceptional.
Tamayo collected from all the early cultures, so there are pieces from the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtec, Aztec and many more.
It is a small, cool, dark space
with really only three rooms although some are divided into smaller spaces. Unlike many other museums you can get close to the art here, put your nose up to an ancient Aztec
or Olmec piece.

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