Wardlaw-Hartridge Latin Students Visit Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Wardlaw-Hartridge students examine everyday articles from the first century ACE in Roman history. (Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

Wardlaw-Hartridge students examine everyday articles from the first century ACE in Roman history. (Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

EDISON — Latin students from grades 8-11 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 5. The students, accompanied by Macada Brandl (Upper School Latin teacher), Lilah Terwilliger (Middle School Latin teacher) and Rudy Brandl (Director of Communications and Alumni Relations), explored the Sleeping Eros exhibit and the Roman galleries.

Favorite works of art included statues of Hercules, the imperial busts, the Roman cubicula (bedrooms) with frescos, the sarcophagi and the statue of Artemis. Students were asked to sketch and write about four of their favorite pieces in the collections.

“It was a unique experience to see things we learned in the textbook come to life,” freshman Charlotte Sweeney of Cranford said.

“I enjoyed being able to identify many of the figures from myths we learned in class,” junior Yousaf Razvi of Somerset said.

After the tour, the students enjoyed lunch outdoors on the steps of the museum.


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