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Night of Ideas 2019 Keynote: Alain Mabanckou

Facing the Present
Join artists, philosophers, and scientists for a night of thinking through the urgencies of our time.


Feb. 2, 2019, 7 pm–2 am
Hart House and Art Museum at the University of Toronto

In partnership with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada and Hart House, the Art Museum is one of the first Canadian institutions to take part in this French-initiated global, all-night event happening simultaneously in more than 50 cities.

John Monahan, Warden Hart House, University of Toronto
Barbara Fischer, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Monsieur Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France in Toronto

Alain Mabanckou, novelist, poet, Professor of Literature, UCLA

Alexie Tcheuyap, Chair of French Department, University of Toronto

Presented by:
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Hart House, French Embassy in Canada

Supported by:
University of Toronto, University College, Institut Français, Canadian Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

Media Sponsors:
CIUT 89.5 FM, NOW, The Walrus

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Video and Photo: Dominic Chan.