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Art Talks Back Contest is Open

Art Talks Back: A Poetry Contest Based on Art

All adult/college area writers residing within the state of Michigan are invited to create original ekphrastic poems based on one of 10 selected works of art from the Muskegon Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Cash prizes, Museum memberships, and gift certificates will be awarded to the winning poets. The competition opens January 19 and ends March 23. An Awards Ceremony and Award Winners Reading will be held April 20, 6:00 pm.

DOWNLOAD (PDFs): Art Talk 2017 competition guidelines, images of selected works, and required entry form
or pick them up at the Museum Gift Store.

Questions? Call the MMA Education Department 231.720.2587 or email: cmott@mpsk12.net.

First Place Award is underwritten by the Poetry Society of Michigan.

IMAGES OF SELECTED WORKS

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Good Friends by Sir Lawrence ALMA-TADEMA

Sir Lawrence ALMA-TADEMA
British, born Holland, 1836-1912
GOOD FRIENDS
Watercolor on paper, 1874

Early Autumn by Ralph Albert Blakelock

Ralph Albert BLAKELOCK
American, 1847-1919
EARLY AUTUMN
Oil on canvas, not dated

Laughing Child by Robert Henri

Robert HENRI
American, 1865-1929
LAUGHING CHILD
Oil on canvas, 1907

The Courtyard by Jerome Myers

Jerome MYERS
American, 1867-1940
THE COURT YARD
Oil on canvas, 1919

The Locked Jury by Guy Pene Du Bois

Guy PENE DU BOIS
American, 1884-1958
THE LOCKED JURY
Oil on canvas, circa 1950

Dutch Coastal Scene by Andreas Schelfhout

Andreas SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, 1787-1870
DUTCH COASTAL SCENE
Oil on panel, 1849

The Holy Family by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa TANNER
American, 1859-1937
THE HOLY FAMILY
Oil on canvas, not dated

St. Jerome in Penitence by Joos van Cleve

Joos van CLEVE
Flemish, circa 1485- circa 1540
ST. JEROME IN PENITENCE
Oil on wood panel, circa 1516-18

The Blues by Ann Wolff

Ann WOLFF
German, 1937-
THE BLUES
Kiln cast glass, 2006

Deborah Butterfield
American, born 1949
Blue Lily
Welded found steel, 2014
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Shaw and Betty Walker Foundation, 2015.1
Photo by Frederic Reinecke/FAR Photography