Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Christina Parrella, 12/04/2012
"The Scream" (pastel on board, 1895), by Edvard Munch. © 2012 The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Spend the day indoors warming up to contemporary art in Midtown Manhattan's landmark Museum of Modern Art, where you'll see permanent-collection works by Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh and Roy Lichtenstein as well as exciting temporary exhibitions. This season, MoMA welcomes Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most familiar and expensive pieces of art in history (on display through April 29, 2013), and the Quay Brothers exhibition and accompanying film series On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, which runs through January 7, 2013. In addition, upcoming winter programming includes Dickens on Film (December 19–January 3, 2013) a film exhibition dedicated to the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, and Abstract Generation: Now in Print (February 13–June 24, 2013), which highlights the role of Abstract Expressionism in print.