Mustangs link art, language at Ringling

Mary Eschmann – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH FL) – The LRHS Latin club took a field trip to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art April 7.

The club was able to view many sculptures and art pieces that were based on the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome.

“Every student did research for each piece that we viewed and presented it when we went on the tour,” said club member Carly Baker. Some of the pieces the club viewed were Augustus of Prima Porta, Discobolos, The Dying Gaul, The Sirens, and The Flaying of Marsysas.

“We each got to learn for ourselves and then from each other. We learned a lot about mythology and it learned a lot about the culture,” club member Emily Miller says.

Latin club adviser and Latin teacher Stefania Mitzithras said, “As always, the field trip was a pleasure. This year, we were able to walk around the grounds and experience the lovely gardens in addition to the museum.”

The six students that attended the trip are William Flood, Carly Baker, Scott Baker, Emily Miller, Mackenzie Hopkins, Olivia Miller.  Next year the club hopes to have even more students attend.

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