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Gallery Talk: The Musical Materiality of Nam Jun Paik’s Electronic Opera #1

By Harvard Art Museums

Join program assistant Shirley Hunt for a talk about the role of recorded music in Nam Jun Paik’s audiovisual work Electronic Opera #1.

A seated woman with short black hair and glasses listens to a television set that displays an abstract image.

.: Sat, December 9 2023 3pm – 3:30pm.

All ages.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

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Gallery talks are limited to 18 people and registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning at 10am the day of the talk.



  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Additional information

Join program assistant Shirley Hunt to explore the role of recorded music in Nam Jun Paik’s audiovisual work Electronic Opera #1. An accomplished musician and independent scholar, Hunt will share insights into the history, cultural context, and interpretation of musical material used in the creation of this artwork.

Led by:
Shirley Hunt, Program Assistant, Division of Academic and Public Programs