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Within an overall chronological flow, galleries highlight individual stylistic movements, artists, and themes, including Post-Impressionism, Cubism, the work of Henri Matisse, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, and Surrealism, among other subjects. An ongoing program of periodic reinstallations allows the curators to present a wide range of artworks in various configurations, reflecting the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art and the Museum’s rich collection.

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Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. Saint Rémy, June 1889. Oil on canvas. 29 x 36 1/4 in. (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest.

Henri Rousseau. The Dream. 1910. Oil on canvas. 6′ 8 1/2″ x 9′ 9 1/2″ (204.5 x 298.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller.

Henri Rousseau. The Sleeping Gypsy. 1897. Oil on canvas. 51″ x 6’7″ (129.5 x 200.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim.

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas. 8′ x 7’8″ (243.9 x 233.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2004 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Salvador Dali. The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13″ (24.1 x 33 cm). Given anonymously. © 2004 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

G. W. Bitzer. Interior N.Y. Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street. 1905. 35mm film (black and white, silent). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sonia Delaunay-Terk. La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France (Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Joan of France). 1913. Illustrated book with pochoir and hand-painted parchment wrapper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Martín Ramírez. Untitled (Figure with a gun on horseback). 1950. Crayon and pencil on paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

United Nations Headquarters Board of Design, Wallace K. Harrison, Max Abramovitz, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret). Façade from the United Nations Secretariat Building, New York, NY. 1952. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Shigeru Onishi. Untitled. c. 1955. Gelatin silver print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sari Dienes. Soho Sidewalk. c. 1953–55. Ink rubbing on webril. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Remedios Varo. The Juggler (The Magician). 1956. Oil and inlaid mother of pearl on board. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Hervé Télémaque. No Title (The Ugly American). 1962/64. Oil on canvas, in two panels. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Barbara Chase-Riboud. The Albino. 1972 (reinstalled in 1994 by the artist as All That Rises Must Converge/Black). Bronze with black patina, wool and other fibers. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Ibrahim El-Salahi. Prison Notebook. 1976. Notebook with 38 ink on paper drawings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Mrinalini Mukherjee. Yakshi. 1984. Dyed hemp. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Wu Tsang. We hold where study. 2017. Two-channel video (color, sound; 18:56 min.). The Modern Women’s Fund.© 2019 Wu Tsang.

Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907). Selbstbildnis mit zwei Blumen in der erhobenen linken Hand [Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in her Raised Left Hand]. 1907. Oil on canvas. 21 3/4 x 9 6/8 in. (55 x 25 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Debra and Leon Black, and The Neue Galerie, Gift of Ronald S. Lauder.

Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1886-1973). The Moon (A Lua). 1928. Oil on canvas, 43 1/3 x 43 1/3 in. (110 x 110 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase.