I’ve never been shy of showing my undying love of videogames – that crazy love/hate relationship I had with the moving pixels on the screen has only improved over the years. Now the Smithsonian Institution has recognized the importance of the electronic entertainment medium and has organized the “The Art of Videogames” exhibit that’ll run from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012. The exhibition will explore the 40‐year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus onstriking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. You can expect some priceless gems like the original Legend of Zelda on display, as well as fairly modern games like the exquisitely hauntingly beautiful Shadow of the Colossus and the original Portal.
Source: Art of Videogames