Almost a year after creating Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night out of cake and ten months after turning graham crackers into Mark Rothko paintings, I was ready for another edible art history challenge. This time, I decided to make Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece The Scream out of cake.
My cake took twelve hours, three tubs of icing, and oodles of love. I took the finished product all the way from my home in Pennsylvania to New York City, where I shared my digestible artwork with my fellow members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Teen Advisory Group at our final meeting of the year.
Check out pictures of my screamin’ cake below! And to see other times I’ve had fun with The Scream, see the balloon re-creation of the painting that my siblings and I undertook, my Halloween costume, and my trip to Grounds for Sculpture.
This summer, I had the unique opportunity to shadow the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s college internship program for one day. (Keep your eyes open for an upcoming post about that amazing experience!) At the end of the work day, the interns and I headed to the Phillips Collection, another gem of a museum in Washington, D.C.
After touring an interesting exhibit of the work of Georges Braque, we were free to explore the museum ourselves. I was particularly excited to see Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s breathtaking Luncheon of the Boating Party. Breathtaking is no hyperbole here – I audibly gasped when I laid eyes on the masterpiece! I also enjoyed the Rothko Room, a spectacular space in which the viewer is surrounded by wall-sized Mark Rothko originals.
As I perused the gallery’s incredible variety of stunning and notable works, the Phillips became one of my favorite museums. Check out the slideshow below for pictures of my wonderful visit (and please excuse my love of art history selfies)!