Choose which games are shown as art at the Smithsonian
posted on 02.23.11 at 12:25 AM EDT by (@salromano)

Games-as-art defenders, rejoice! Next year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will hold a six-month long exhibit titled “The Art of Video Games.”

The exhibit, which will begin on March 16, 2012 and end on September 30, explores over forty years of evolution in gaming; it’ll go from as far back as the Mattel Intellivision to current generation platforms. The exhibition will feature early developers such as David Crane (Pitfall) and Warren Robinett (Adventure) to contemporary designers like Kellee Santiago (flOwer) and David Jaffe (Twisted Metal).

Here’s where it gets good. There are proposed 240 games with the possibility of appearing at the exhibit. Only 80 will be included, though. To help narrow it down, you must vote. The Smithsonian’s set up a website dividing the game’s by era, console, and genre where you can place your ballots. Visit it here.

The exhibit’s next year in Washington, DC. Get voting!

The Art of Videogames [Smithsonian] [Image]

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