Edvard Munch’s Secret “Madman” Message in The Scream

Hidden among the brushstrokes of Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch’s famous “The Scream” painting (actually named “Skrik”) are the words, “Can only have been painted by a madman.” Scrawled in pencil at the top left corner, the inscription’s attribution has been debated recently, with many wondering if it was written by a harsh critic (as the work received heavy criticism upon its release in 1895). New …

LEGO’s 1,552-Piece “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh

Imagined by 25-year-old PhD student Truman Cheng, LEGO’s new 1,552-piece toy set replicates Vincent van Gogh’s swirling masterpiece “Starry Night.” Cheng uploaded his 3D brick vision to the Danish toymaker’s Ideas website, where the brand crowdsources concepts for future products. Cheng received resounding support from other public users for his replica of the painter’s iconic colors and brush strokes. Cheng will earn one percent of …

“Roots Run Deep: A Survey of Contemporary Black Hair Culture” at Pittsburgh’s Brew House Association Gallery

Curator Tara Fay Coleman taps 16 artists for a comprehensive exhibition on tradition, celebration, style and identity

Independent curator Tara Fay Coleman’s new exhibition, Roots Run Deep: A Survey of Contemporary Black Hair Culture, strives to spotlight “how hair is used as a medium to articulate creativity across the diaspora by highlighting the natural hair movement, ritual and intimacy, sacred spaces, intergenerational connectedness, Afrofuturism, and history.” This exhibition, on now at the Gallery of the Brew House Association through 6 March, responds …