Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo
Hammer Museum exhibition and events series, September 27 - December 30, 2018. Cosponsored by CERS.
Victor Hugo, Ma destinée (My destiny), 1867, cropped.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Poet, novelist, playwright and critic Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a preeminent figure in the social, political and cultural life of nineteenth century France. One of the greatest writers of all time, he was also an accomplished draftsman and produced a lesser known but remarkable body of works on paper. Hugo’s drawing practice was largely a private endeavor and although over three thousand sheets by him survive today, they were rarely seen in public during his lifetime. Many were produced during his extended exile on the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey between 1852 and 1870. The sole American museum exhibition devoted to his graphic work to date was organized by the Drawing Center in New York in 1998. The Hammer Museum’s exhibition, September 27 - December 30, 2018, will reconsider Hugo’s experimental and enigmatic practice as a visual artist for a new generation of audiences in America.
This landmark exhibition will feature an important selection of over 75 drawings and photographs from major European and American public and private collections, including the Maison de Victor Hugo, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library in New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information about admission to this exhibition and related programming, including lectures, concerts, and screenings visit https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2018/stones-to-stains-the-drawings-of-victor-hugo/
Cost : For Hammer Museum admission policies visit https://hammer.ucla.edu/
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Hammer Museum at UCLA