Once again, Night of Ideas returns, on January 28, 2021, part of a 24-hour global celebration of the arts, humanities, and philosophy. Established in 2016 by the Institut Français and co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy Night of Ideas is an international event festival of ideas and connections that each country and city approach in their own way.
California Humanities is proud to join as a partner this year, with special guest Nikiko Masumoto joining in from her family farm in the Central Valley. With additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are happy have some of our Library Innovation Lab grantees around the state offer their own Night of Ideas programming in their communities, including Truckee Library and the Tulare County Library System, Exeter Branch.
With its overwhelming success in its past two years with more than 6,000 attendees at the San Francisco Public Library, Villa San Francisco and its partners KQED, San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), California Humanities, and SFMOMA are proud to bring this event back to the Bay Area. Although it will be a virtual event this year with the challenges posed by the pandemic, its new format will continue to spur dialogue and creative participation on the theme “Closing the Distance” (“Proche” in French).
This 2-hour virtual, free event takes place from 7-9 pm on January 28th, 2021.