Given their abundance of fossils, you'd think that most museums would be petrified of video games. Those Smithsonians are proving you wrong though, with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit The Art of Video Games, opening this weekend.
Chronicling 42yrs of art-cade evolution, the exhibit features both still work and video footage of the genre's most influential designers (and platforms from Atari to PS3), with specific geek-pleasers like:
The exhibit'll be around until September, but only this weekend will it feature live music from Triforce Quartet and 8 Bit Weapon, whose instruments are "an arsenal of vintage computers and classic video game consoles", so listening could potentially be the first time in a museum that you've got wood.
Published: March 16, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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