Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 28, 2012

Travel briefs: 10/28/2012


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'Scream' to NYC

NEW YORK — The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is presenting a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for nearly $120 million at auction.

The exhibition opens on Wednesday and will run through April 29. It will include a small group of works of the same period.

The painting is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It was purchased 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 screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky has become a modern symbol of human anxiety.

Pure MI contest

LANSING — The state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign is holding a photo contest that offers a chance to be published in a travel guide.

The Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest runs through Nov. 9, with the public being able to vote for their favorite photo on the Pure Michigan Facebook page.

Photos may be submitted directly to the Pure Michigan Facebook page via the photo contest tab, or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #puremichigancontest. The winning photograph will be used in the 2013 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide.

Submissions should identify the location in Michigan featured in the photo.

The winner will be chosen from the top 10 photos, based on which photo best represents the quality and character of Pure Michigan.

Scanners removed

NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration is removing full body scanners from New York's airports and moving them to less busy airports.

LaGuardia and Kennedy airports are among a number of major airports where the backscatter technology machines are being removed.

They will be replaced with millimeter wave machines that produce a more generic outline of a person's body, compared to the more specific backscatter image.

The agency says the decision was made to speed up security checkpoints.

The TSA is still determining which smaller airports will get the backscatter scanners.

Loveland opens

GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Two Colorado ski resorts have kicked off the season.

Loveland Ski Area is opening for the season Tuesday.

Arapahoe Basin was the first Colorado resort to start the season when it opened Oct. 17.

Grand memories

MACKINAC ISLAND — The Grand Hotel has launched a digital photo contest, asking guests to post pictures from the 125th anniversary season to Instagram. The images can be posted using hashtag #grandhotel125. The Grand Hotel Instagram account can be found under @grandhotelmichigan.

Whoever posts the most picturesque memory from the 125th anniversary season will win a stay at Grand Hotel for two people for the 126th birthday on July 10, 2013. The competition closes on Oct. 30.