American Art Museum Programs Celebrate the Life and Art of Nam June Paik

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is to host a series of public programs to accompany the exhibition, “Nam June Paik: Global Visionary,” on view at the museum Dec. 13 through Aug. 11, 2013.

Korean-born Paik (1932-2006), known as the “father of video art,” almost single-handedly transformed video into an artist’s medium through his sculptures, installations, videotapes and television projects. Often lacing his work with humor and collaborating with artists for public performances, Paik had a major influence on late 20th-century art and his legacy continues to inspire a new generation of artists.

More information on these and other programs, including additional film screenings and gallery talks, will be available online at