This spring, writers from Creighton University’s CCAS English Department Creative Writing Program and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Writer's Workshop will compose poems and prose inspired by works of art at Joslyn Art Museum. Beginning April 20th, you’ll find several samples of their work featured on wall labels throughout Joslyn’s permanent collection galleries. For a compilation of writings and corresponding artworks, The Art of Writing
gallery guide will be available at the admission desk.
Join us for a literary tour on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 pm
as the authors read from their work in the galleries. The tour begins in the Storz Fountain Court and is free with regular Museum admission.
Click here for The Art of Writing Gallery Guide.
Throughout history, artists and writers have found inspiration in each other's work. While painters and sculptors have been inspired by literary works, writers and poets have translated their interpretation of a visual artwork into written form. An ancient tradition that has carried through to present time, ekphrasis is a poetic description or commentary on a visual work of art.