The Art Of Video Games Exhibit Heads To South Florida

Movies & TV

By: Kevin L. Clark / August 10, 2012

If you missed your chance to see the Smithsonian American Art Museums’ groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games in Washington, D.C., then you shouldn’t wait as you’ll have a second opportunity to experience history. The Boca Raton Museum of Art will be the first museum in the nation to host the enormously successful exhibition and will highlight some of the best games for 20 gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3. With 80 video games presented through still images and video footage, this is just the dose of culture that would make anyone of any age smile from ear to ear (unless you’re Roger Ebert).

In addition to exploring the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, the galleries will include in-depth interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots. Five featured games will be available in the exhibition galleries for visitors to play for a few minutes. Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower — will demonstrate how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting innovative new techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games. During its stay in South Florida, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will offer a variety of associated programs and education opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.

Running from October 24, 2012 through January 13, 2013, the Boca Raton exhibition is presented by FMSbonds, Inc.

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