Open to the public in March 2012, The Smithsonian American Art Museum plans to open their newest art exhibit: The Art of Video Games.
The Art of Video Games will show the development of visual effects and aesthetics during four decades, the emergence of games as a means for storytelling, the influence of world events and popular culture on game development, and the impact that the games can have on society.
Museum visitors will be able to experience,”multimedia presentations of game footage, video interviews with developers and artists, large prints of in-game screen shots, historic game consoles, and a selection of working game systems for visitors to play.”
My favorite line from the press release is the nod to videogame storytelling: they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art.
Looks like it’s time to plan my 2012 birthday…
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