An Original Poetry Competition
Ekphrastic writing, or writing about art, was created by the Greeks but popularized by the Romans. The goal of ekphrasis was to make the reader or listener envision a work of art as if it were physically present. Looking at art and describing art is central to being visually literate in our image-saturated world.
The Toledo Museum of Art hosts an annual Ekphastic Poetry Contest, in which we invite visitors to submit an original poem inspired by a work of art in the TMA's collection.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 Ekphrastic Writing Contest!
Educators interested in scheduling an Ekphrastic Writing experience for their students can register online: http://www.toledomuseum.org/education/guided-tours/school-tours