Victor Hugo, Planète (Planet), ca. 1854. Brown ink and wash over charcoal with touches of white gouache on paper. 12 1/8 × 14 9/16 in. (30.8 × 37 cm). Collection of David Lachenmann

Uncovering Victor Hugo: A Conversation with the Curators

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti discuss the background of the exhibition, the journeys it took them on, the archives and collections they explored, the discoveries they made, and the behind-the-scenes work that led to this rare and important survey.

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