CULTURE & ARTS
05/29/2013 10:47 am ET

Edvard Munch Art Gets New Home As Some 'Scream' About Costs

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OSLO–A political majority in Oslo struck a deal Tuesday to build a new museum for the iconic “The Scream” and 27,000 other works by world-renown painter Edvard Munch, ending years of political battles over costs and location, but an opposition party warned about rising city debts.

The deal to build the new museum, sometimes referred to as the Lambda project, was made only five days ahead of Munch 150, the most comprehensive Munch exhibition ever, celebrating the 150thanniversary of Munch’s birth with 220 paintings on display here in Norway’s capital.

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