Night of Ideas 2022 at the Chicago History Museum

May 12, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Chicago History Museum, Villa Albertine and the Consulate General of France are thrilled to present Chicago’s third Night of ideas.

Free and open to the public, this global celebration of thought will welcome inspiring voices from academic, artistic, scientific and civic communities for a five-hours marathon of ideas on this year’s theme "Where are we going?" Explore the Museum after hours while engaging in intellectual talks, panels and workshops on topics like living together in a city, social justice, education, urban planning, climate change and more.

Speakers include commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Erin Harkey, social justice artist Tonika Johnson and Chicago historian Sherman « Dilla » Thomas. Throughout the evening, museums spaces will also come to life with performances by French artist and physicist Baudoin Saintyves, Cellist Katinka Kleijn, danse performances by Danceworks Chicago and Chicago Dance Crash. Interactive happening will punctuate the evening, including workshops with the Alliance française, artist William Estrada, but along with conversations on poetry, yoga and philosophy. Dj Duane Powell will close out the evening.

With 5 hours of discussions, panels, performances, workshops and more, Night of Ideas: Where are we going? hopes to raise dialogue, awareness, commitment and action to cultivate richer lives for ourselves, our communities and our planet.

Find out more here!

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