There are 129 public and private museums in Buenos Aires which display both an important collection of national art and international masters.
The federal museums include the National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), the Palais de Glace and the Museum of Contemporary Art (el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo).
The city government maintains the City Museum (Museo de la Ciudad), the Modern Art Museum (el Museo de Arte Moderno), the Carlos Gardel House (el Museo Casa Carlos Gardel), the Museum of Film (Museo del Cine) and the Tango Museum (Museo del Tango).
There are also an important number of private galleries and government cultural centers, where you can view both classical and modern art works, as well as photography.
There is an annual arts show dedicated to modern art in Latin America, called ArteBa, which takes place in the month of May.
There is also an important trend in the design of objects and furniture. There are many businesses and street fairs in which you can buy the latest designs. However, this tendency is especially strong in the neighbourhood of Palermo, called the “SOHO porteño”.