It’s Wednesday. It’s raining. You forgot your umbrella. You are the ONLY PERSON IN THE ENTIRE CITY who didn’t hear the weather report this morning. You know this because you are battered and bruised after being beaten with umbrellas on your way to work this morning. A brolly-beating is enough to make anyone cry. Add rainy-day hair to the equation and you want to scream.
Instead of repressing that mid-week angst, why not take it to the Museum of Modern Art where you can find comfort and connection with the “Edvard Munch: The Scream” exhibit, which opened today.
A modern symbol of human anxiety (read more about “The Scream” here), the iconic image of a man screaming under a blood-red sky will mirror your screaming soul (without the rainy-day hair) and soothe your nerves at the same time. The artwork obviously struck a note with an anonymous private collector who bought the painting for $120 million earlier this year, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. In other words, unless you are the anonymous donor who shared this masterpiece with MoMA, you might never get a chance to look this screaming face in the eye again.
Go on, channel that angst in a positive, cultured way – call it art therapy. ’The Scream” is showing at MoMA today through April 29, 2013.
P.S. Don’t forget your umbrella tomorrow.