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The Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games explores the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. The exhibition highlights how new technologies have allowed for increasingly interactive and sophisticated game environments while staying grounded in the traditions of each game type. It will feature games with striking visual graphics and recognize some of the creative individuals who have made significant contributions.
The exhibition features 80 games through still images and video footage. Five games are available for visitors to play for a few minutes, to gain some feel for the interactivity—Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower. In addition, the galleries will include video interviews with developers and artists, large prints of in-game screen shots, and historic game consoles.
Check out the Gamefest schedule of events March 16-18. Pretty RAD lineup including Evolution of Videogames, Video Games in Retrospect with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and a screening of TRON.
Exhibition runs through September 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games explores the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. The exhibition highlights how new technologies have allowed for increasingly interactive and sophisticated game environments while staying grounded in the traditions of each game type. It will feature games with striking visual graphics and recognize some of the creative individuals who have made significant contributions.

The exhibition features 80 games through still images and video footage. Five games are available for visitors to play for a few minutes, to gain some feel for the interactivity—Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower. In addition, the galleries will include video interviews with developers and artists, large prints of in-game screen shots, and historic game consoles.

Check out the Gamefest schedule of events March 16-18. Pretty RAD lineup including Evolution of Videogames, Video Games in Retrospect with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and a screening of TRON.

Exhibition runs through September 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

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    abre sus puertas el viernes 16 de marzo en el...del Smithsonian Institute, en
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    I have been waiting for this exhibit to open! I won’t be able to go to the Gamefest, but I’m definitely visiting over...
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    The Art of Video Games The Art of Video Games explores the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. The...
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    To Washington D.C.! *points*
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    And again with the ‘where ever I’m not’ thing.
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    I need to go to this.
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    NEED TO SEE THISSSSSS
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