On the edge of art, the MoMA is one of the greatest modern art museums.
Manhattan's art Mecca now covers an area of 60,000 m2 following its overhaul by the architect Yoshio Taniguchi. The foyer stretches over an entire block from 53rd to 54th Street. It offers a view of the sculpture garden which now has the size envisaged by Philip Johnson when he designed it in 1953. The museum is regarded by many as the best in the world because it provides a coherent overview of 20th century art - thanks to masterpieces such as "Dance" by Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night", Frida Kahlo's "Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair" and Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon". The museum boasts more than 100,000 works, including 3500 paintings and sculptures, 2200 design objects, 40,000 prints, 20,000 photos and 9000 cinema films. The cross section through the epochs of cubism, expressionism, futurism, post-impressionism, constructivism and surrealism is excellent. You will find works by the very great names of Monet, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Klee and Miró as well as outstanding current exhibitions. The Modern restaurant has an excellent reputation, but it is not cheap and neither is admission to the museum.