ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Department of Comparative Literature, together with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
DIRECTED BY: Judith Wechsler
DETAILS: The premier of the new film 'Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination' by Judith Wechsler, to be followed by a lecture by Andreas Huyssen at 5 p.m.
Judith Wechsler is an art historian and filmmaker. She has written and directed 28 films, predominantly on art, for the Louvre, with the Comèdie francaise, for the Metropolitan Museum and others. Wechsler was the National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in art history at Tufts University, taught for many years at MIT and was visiting professor at Harvard and The Ecole normale supèrieure in Paris. She is the author of books on Cézanne and Daumier, and numerous articles and essays. Many of her films are distributed by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and are archived at the Harvard University Film Archive. The French government named her a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.