The Scream
The Scream Is Stolen

On February 12, 1994, two men broke into Norway’s National Gallery in Oslo and stole Edvard Munich’s painting The Scream. The painting had been moved to a second-story gallery as part of the festivities for the Winter Olympics, which had opened in Lillehammer, Norway, on the same day. The National Gallery refused to pay the one million dollar ransom asked of them, and instead worked with British police and the Getty Museum to set up a sting. The painting was recovered undamaged on May 7, 1994. In this video, art detective Charles Hill talks about going undercover to find and retrieve The Scream.

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