The Center Pompidou, created by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, is a marvel of twentieth-century architecture, recognizable by its outdoor escalators and its enormous colorful pipes. It houses the National Museum of Modern Art, a world reference for its art collections from the 20th and 21st centuries. The works of essential artists are distributed chronologically, over two spaces: the modern period from 1905 to 1960 (Matisse, Picasso, Dubuffet…) and the contemporary period from 1960 to the present (Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Anish Kapoor… ).