Munch's 'The Scream' is Stolen in Norway

Munch's 'The Scream' was taken along with several other works. Credit: Munch Museum

hide captionMunch's 'The Scream' was taken along with several other works by Norway's most famous artist.

Munch Museum
Munch's 'The Scream' was taken along with several other works. Credit: Munch Museum

hide captionMunch's 'The Scream' was taken along with several other works by Norway's most famous artist.

Munch Museum

A search is under way in Norway for the iconic painting "The Scream," stolen Sunday morning from the Munch Museum. Armed men took the expressionist work by Edvard Munch during the museum's regular touring hours.

Munch's "Madonna" was also taken in the theft, in which guards were held at gunpoint while the paintings were removed from the museum's walls. Norwegian authorities suspect the thieves may try to hold the paintings for a ransom. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and museum employee Jurunn Christoffersen.

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