Iter Musaicum Washingtonianum

A Latin Scavenger Hunt at the National Gallery of Art

Sunday February 28, 11:30am-1:30pm


The Paideia Institute and the Center for Hellenic Studies invite high school and college students to experience Latin as a living language in Washington DC while exploring the National Gallery of Art's Power & Pathos Exhibit of Hellenistic bronzes. Participants will compete in small inter-institutional teams to complete a Latin scavenger hunt in the gallery. Paideia staff members will be stationed throughout the exhibit to introduce participants to specific works of art and engage participants in Latin conversation. The winning team will receive prizes to be announced on the day!

No prior training in Latin is necessary and students at all levels of Latin are welcome. Latin teachers and professors are encouraged to attend with their students to experience the event and learn about active Latin pedagogy.

Students and their teachers are welcome to join the Paideia staff for lunch in one of the museum cafes after the event.


This event is co-sponsored by the Paideia Institute and the Center for Hellenic Studies and free for all participants. The event will take place at the National Gallery of Art at 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565. Participants will be matched with their team-members and receive preliminary information about the scavenger hunt a few days in advance via e-mail. Participants should arrive at the exhibit at 11:30am on the day of the event.

Please direct questions to [email protected] or call 609.429.0734.

Registration Closed!

Due to a large early enrollment, we have closed registration for this event. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email [email protected].