ArtWords Contest



ArtWords is an annual writing competition in which students select a piece of art on display from the Weisman Art Museum's permanent collection, and create and original piece of prose or poetry in response to it.

This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Selected authors are awarded prizes, published online, and given the opportunity to present their work in the galleries of the museum. 

Undergraduate winning writers of ArtWords are published in The Tower.

ArtWords is held in collaboration with the English Department's Creative Writing Program. A panel including Creative Writing faculty, Weisman Art Museum staff, and editors of The Tower select winning entries. 

Please visit the Weisman Art Museum Website to learn more.