Computer gaming is not commonly thought of as art, but that’s how video games are being treated in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Correspondent Rita Braver reports. 786
GameZone checks out the Art of Video Games Exhibit in their hometown of Boca Raton, and get to talk with the man behind the exhibit, Chris Melissinos, regarding its conception and what he hopes people will take out of it.
Chris Melissinos receives the Game Developers Choice Award for creating “The Art of Video Games” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit, The Art of Video Games, is the latest sign that official Washington has finally learned to love Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, and their digital spawn. A mere two decades ago, members of the nascent gaming industry were hauled before Congress and publicly scolded for promoting violence, sexism, racism, and even crimes against humanity. As …