Join us for the opening reception of The Art of Video Games: Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibition. Costumes are encouraged, but no weapons real or fake will be permitted.
4-5pm | Chris Melissinos, Curator of
The Art of Video Games, will be giving a lecture during the opening
5-8pm | Join us in the Grand Galleries and go back in time to play vector arcade games during the opening.
The Art of Video Games
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology and storytelling through some of the best games for twenty gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation.