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Project: Create Ekphrastic Poetry

This week’s project is best for ages 10+.

Ekphrastic Poetry provides insight into what the viewer sees happening in a drawing, painting and/or sculpture.  {The word “ekphrasis” comes from the Greek word for “description.”}

In this project, older students (ages 10+) will develop a poem or story that describes in vivid detail an object of art from the Neuberger Museum’s collection.

Download the Project Worksheet

Materials Needed

  • Pen/Pencil and paper or a computer

Be sure to share your creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!


These activities were created in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art Education Department and Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs.