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Edvard Munch Museum Still Sees Roadblocks

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Edvard Munch, the creator of the super-famous "The Scream" painting," may be a critically acclaimed Norwegian painter, but bickering amongst Oslo officials on where a worthy Munch museum should be placed has stalled construction for years now. While there is already a museum dedicated to Edvard Munch in Oslo, it's unsatisfactory compared to the impact that the painter has had on the art world and only drew in a little over 125,000 visitors last year.

He may be acclaimed in the art world and coveted by thieves, but Edvard Munch is starved of recognition in his native Norway, where squabbles have delayed a new museum worthy of his oeuvre.

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the expressionist master, who painted the now iconic The Scream. But the anniversary is clouded by the city of Oslo's inability to provide a proper setting for the art gems the painter left in his will.

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