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Gallery Talk: Robot Operas and Human Cellos

“Charlotte Moorman, cellist, and Nam June Paik, pianist, performing Mixed Media Opera,” 1968, Town Hall, New York. Collage by Jim McWilliams. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Records of the Howard Wise Gallery (SC 17), folder 363, ARCH.0000.1900.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Caitlin Schmid, a Ph.D. candidate in historical musicology at Harvard, will give this gallery talk. The related exhibition, Nam June Paik: Screen Play, is on view from June 30 to August 5, 2018.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.