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Past Event
Moody Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 27
A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

About the Event

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas is an all-night happening featuring philosophical debate, performances, screenings, academic talks, dance and music. Originated by the Institut français in 2010, the event has been presented in Paris, London, Berlin, Mykonos, Helsinki, Lima, New York, and Los Angeles: 2019 will mark its Houston debut.

Taking its cue from France’s leading role in the conversation around climate change and from Houston’s status as an international energy capital, the night will revolve around the broadly- defined theme of “ecology.” Keynote presentations will be made by Rice Professor Timothy Morton and renown multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. From 7pm-1am, the Moody’s multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition venues will host musicians, dancers, and artists. Studio-classrooms will hold lectures by Rice University faculty and international thought-leaders. Gallery spaces will house a virtual reality experience and a pop-up Café Philosophe. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  

Directions & Parking

The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

Please note: Our address is the general address to Rice University. To find us on campus, enter “Moody Center for the Arts” on Google or Apple maps.


Moody Center for the Arts

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