NEW YORK — 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 iconic image will be on display Oct. 24 to April 29.
The painting is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It was purchased for nearly $120 million 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 under a streaked, sky has become a modern symbol of human anxiety. Online: www.moma.org
CONCORD, N.H. — For a small state, New Hampshire offers many fall experiences for free. Foliage reports show leaf color has started showing up in the Great North Woods, White Mountains and Lakes regions. Here are suggestions to enjoy the state at no cost:
Kancamagus Highway: The 34.5-mile east-west drive on State Route 112 winds through the White Mountains between the towns of Lincoln and Conway. There are no restaurants, gas stations or other amenities; the emphasis is on the stunning natural beauty surrounding you: hiking trails, campgrounds and waterfalls. The maple, birch and beech trees usually are at peak in October. See www.visitnh.gov.
Camping: Day use and camping fees are not charged at 26 camping sites, trailheads, ponds and picnic areas in the White Mountain National Forest. This is for the adventurous type who wants to backpack in and camp off the trail or at a backcountry shelter or tent platform. www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain
Moose watching: There’s still a good chance to view a moose in New Hampshire’s North Country through mid-October. Moose are unpredictable, so it’s common to see the “Brake for Moose” signs.
Quiet escapes: New Hampshire has peaceful, scenic settings such as the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, an open-air cathedral on a hilltop with a view of Mount Monadnock. Stones from across the country and overseas make up an altar cited by Congress as a National Memorial to American men and women who lost their lives in war. It is free and open until Oct. 31. See www.cathedralofthepines.org.
Surfing: New Hampshire’s mere 17 miles of coastline are attracting more surfers — in wetsuits — this time of year.
DURANGO, Colo. — A dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that was home to ancestors of the Pueblo Indians 1,000 years ago now has protection as a national monument — a potential boost for tourism.
Chimney Rock National Monument preserves nearly 5,000 acres of desert around the spires that hold spiritual significance for tribes. Ancestral Puebloan farmers in the region built more than 200 homes and ceremonial buildings high above the valley to be near the sacred twin rock pinnacles. They inhabited the region for more than 1,000 years but had left by 1300. Their disappearance is still a mystery.