Dude’s Day Trip To The Art Museum To Hear Lightning Thief Author

by Sandra Foyt on March 4, 2010

in Arts and Culture

Since The Lightning Thief movie was such a disappointment, I didn’t think my son would care that the author will be giving a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

I happened to mention the upcoming event in the car while chauffeuring a couple of his friends, expecting at best, a shoulder shrug.  Instead, there were such squeals of excitement that I thought, for sure, the car’s occupants had been replaced by my teen daughter and her girlfriends.

Well, when you can generate this kind of enthusiasm for books and antiquities among boys, that’s special.  Right away, I called my husband to see if he could take the boys to the event since I’m not available.  He pulled a few strings and is now set to escort three young men to the art museum.

The Lightning Thief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rick Riordan – 1-2PM – The author of the Percy Jackson series, will talk about gods, heroes, his love of Greek mythology, and why he chose to feature the Met in The Lightning Thief. Tickets to this event are $15. Purchase tickets now.

Other Activities: Ancient Bronze Casting, Ancient Vase Painting, Creation Station, Teacher Workshop, Gallery Talk, Guided Tour.

Tour Guides:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY
Museum parking available.  (Approx. $30/day)

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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