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   Darwin Day lecture: Darwin, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy

   Sunday, Feb. 15, 4 pm

   By Prof. Anna Berman (Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill)

In the second half of the nineteenth century Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution spread like wildfire across Europe.  Heated debates ensued as intellectuals were forced to reconsider deeply held beliefs about the world and man’s place in it.  In Russia, these debates seeped into the great novels of writers like Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy.  This presentation explores the way Dostoevsky and Tolstoy responded to Darwin, casting light on the complicated relationship between science and literature in the nineteenth century. FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.

The Colour of Science: A Science and Art Mash-up

Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 pm

With Frederic M.N. Bertely (Vice-President, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia) and Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson (Art History, McGill). 

This special Black History Month presentation focusses on the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) for the Black Community. Coorganized by The Garvey Institute, The Franklin Institute, McGill Science Outreach and the Redpath Museum. FREE, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary. In Auditorium.

Nuit blanche à Montréal: Flashlight tours

  Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 pm to midnight

 As part of the Hydro-Québec Nuit blanche à Montréal, join us for flashlight tours of the Museum's exhibits and secret spots. Shed light on Egyptian mummies and prehistoric dinosaur skeletons with flashlight tours by student guides from the Redpath Museum Club and animators from Steampunk Montreal.

All ages welcome. No reservation required. Activity schedule: 7 pm - midnight, every hour on the hour.

Fee including taxes: $4 regular OR $2 for student/child/senior, maximum for family group = $10. At the door.

  March Break @ Redpath Museum / Semaine de relache @ musée Redpath

  March 2 - 6, every day from 11h30 - 14h
  Dinos  and origami   
  Dawson Gallery, 2nd floor

Suggested contribution $4 adult / $2 child / max per family= $10
Everyone welcome. For all ages. No reservation necessary.

Contribution suggérée : 4$ adulte / 2$ enfant / 10$ maximum par famille.

Il y aura également une activité origami dans la galerie principale du lundi au vendredi durant la semaine de relâche. L’horaire sera affiché sur le site internet du Musée sous peu (rubrique Évènements spéciaux). Pour tous les âges, bilingue.

  World Premiere: The Batman of Mexico

  Sunday, March 29, 3 pm (TBC)

  With Rodrigo Medellin. This event is coorganized with Biology Department, McGill University. FREE, In Auditorium.

  Sunday, April 19, 14h: Science on Stage: Socrates and science

   By Denis Brault (Humanitas Foundation). Accompanied by cellist Vincent Belanger. FREE. No reservation required. In Auditorium.