Tate, Moma and Pompidou. This is the ranking of the best modern art museums in the world. Visit it!

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Centre Pompidou

Honourable third place

Opening in 1977, the Centre Pompidou is the leading promoter of modern and contemporary art in France. It was designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. The complex includes a centre for research into acoustics and music, known as IRCAM, a library spacious enough for up to 2,000 people and the exhibition hall itself. This hall is known as the National Museum of Modern Art and contains 76,000 works from such distinguished artists as Picasso, Miró, Modigliani, Matisse, Brancusi and Francis Bacon. Together with the Tate Modern in London and the MoMA in New York, it is the most accomplished modern art museum in the world, attracting close to six million visitors each year. Its full name is Le Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and you’ll find it in the Les Halles district. Explore the centre yourself at www.centrepompidou.fr.

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