Friday, March 19, 2010

Percy Jackson at the Met

Kev gifted me with registration to Gods, Monsters, Myths: Exploring Greek and Roman Art Through the Eyes of Percy Jackson, a Teacher Program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The program started off with coffee and a surprise visit from Rick Riordan, who was going to be speaking later in the day at a public program. He is a former teacher, and so wanted to pop in and say "hi" to the teachers.

Next we had a tour of the Greek and Roman galleries with a museum educator who talked about ways to present the art to children. They gave us a zip drive of resources, which I haven't even had a chance to plug in yet! Then we had lunch and picked up tickets to Rick Riordan's talk, which was wonderful, and featured a reading from his new Egyptian series, the Kane Chronicles.

After that, it was time to stand in a truely insane line for the book signing. Mr. Riordan was incredibly nice, and talked to every person on that line, especially the kids. He stayed well past the scheduled time to be sure that no one was turned away. Mikro was very happy with his signed copy of The Lightning Thief. (I guess this means I actually get to keep my battered old, unsigned copy!)

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Trying to contain my jealousy right now...

Peace and Laughter,