TRAVEL IN BRIEF
September 21, 2012 3:58PM
This undated photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House in New York shows "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The 1895 pastel on board, arguably one of the art world's most recognizable images, will go on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York beginning Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Sotheby's Auction House)
Updated: October 24, 2012 6:23AM
New York museum to display Munch’s ‘The Scream’
Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” which sold for nearly $120 million at auction, will go on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The museum announced Tuesday that the iconic image will be on display (a rare opportunity) from Oct. 24 to April 29. The painting is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It was purchased by an anonymous private collector at Sotheby’s in May. Munch created four versions of “The Scream” between 1893 and 1910. This is the only one in private hands. The others are in Norwegian museums. The image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky has become a modern symbol of human anxiety. Visit www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1330.
Homer’s Maine studio site preserved
The studio in Maine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where painter Winslow Homer produced some of his most notable work is opening to the public following a multiyear, multimillion-dollar renovation by the Portland Museum of Art. The studio, along the rocky shore in Scarborough, south of Portland, will begin holding public tours on Sept. 25. Homer lived in the studio from 1883 until his death in 1910. The museum bought the building in 2006 from Homer’s great-grandnephew. The former carriage house with a balcony provided inspiration for many of Homer’s seascapes. Visit www.portlandmuseum.org/about/homerstudio.
Beer, wine coming to Magic Kingdom
Beer and wine will be on the menu when the new Be Our Guest restaurant opens Nov. 19 in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Disney officials said that they’ve listened to feedback from guests who’ve said they’d like the option of being served beer or wine with dinner. The restaurant will open as part of the Fantasyland expansion. It’s the first time in the Magic Kingdom’s 41-year history that the park will serve beer and wine. Sales will be restricted to dinnertime hours. The restaurant is based on Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and will serve French cuisine. Visit www. disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/be-our-guest.
Last chance to bid for Vegas foodie tour
The 2012 Food & Wine “All-Star Weekend” (Oct. 5-7) in Las Vegas is auctioning off the “Ultimate Foodie Getaway” package via www.charitybuzz.com. The winner and a guest will receive 4-day, 3-night accommodations at either ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay or Mirage resorts, limo transportation to and from the hotel, admission to the weekend’s culinary events, select lunch, brunch and dinner options, one-on-one master chef tastings and classes, and more. Bidding for the package, valued at $7,500, must be in by 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at www.charitybuzz.com/MGMVEGAS. Travel to and from Las Vegas is not included. The auction benefits the Public Education Foundation.