“The Art of Video Games”

If you are in D.C., you might want to check out the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” exhibit. To quote the Smithsonian, “The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.” I really like the idea of something like this. For people my age, it allows for a better understanding of the progression of gaming overtime, especially considering we were only alive for the backend of the 40 year evolution. For those that are older, it allows for a cool, nostalgic experience and perhaps a reintroduction to modern day gaming today. A lot of reviewers enjoy the exhibit but have qualms with certain elements that are missing. For instance, the exclusion of infamous game designer Rockstar or the lack of mention about gaming on the mobile scale. If you want to make your own assessment, the exhibit runs until September before it travels to ten different cities.

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