past exhibitions
The Art of Video Games
10.25.14 – 1.18.15
Hodge & Temporary Exhibition Galleries


Don't miss your last chance to view The Art of Video Games! This exciting exhibition explores the 40-year history of video games and the role artists play in gaming. The chronological installation demonstrates the increasing role artists have had in gaming from the very beginning where artists were only involved in designing supplemental materials to today where artists are the key players in design, overseeing a game from concept to final rendering.

The exhibition has 20 interactive kiosks that analyze 80 groundbreaking video games and 20 major at-home gaming consoles. In addition, there are 5 playable games for visitors to enjoy on larger-than-life screens: Pac Man, Super Mario Bros., The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower. Be sure to check out original character and landscape concept sketches and interviews with gaming industry leaders.



The Art of Video Games is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.
Bioshock
Diablo II
Earthworm Jim
Einhander
flOw
Mass Effect 2


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MassEffect2, 2010
Directed and Produced by Casey Hudson
Written by Mac Walters and Drew Karpyshyn
© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc.
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Hurley Medical center

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C.S. Mott Foundation   FOMA   Kettering University



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