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The Making of The Art of Video Games
February 3, 2012

Art of Video Games kiosks

Fabrication is underway for the 20 "genre kiosks" for The Art of Video Games exhibition.

The Art of Video Games exhibition opens in less than two months (on March 16, 2012), so things are getting a little hectic around the museum! Early in January, the exhibits team did a round of testing for the 5 "playable" games that will be in the exhibition (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower). The most challenging aspect of these games is that we are running them through original hardware and/or operating systems, including an authentic Pac-Man circuit board!

Fabrication is well underway for the 20 "genre kiosks" that will showcase 80 video games through screen captures and video footage. These are the 80 games that won the public vote in 2011. We were very excited to see how these were coming along! You can see more photos of the game testing and kiosk fabrication on Flickr. We'll continue to add images as we get closer to the opening, including photos of installation in the galleries.

Posted by Georgina on February 3, 2012 in American Art Here


I am really waiting to watch the The Art of Video Games exhibition. There are 5 playable games are available in this exhibition and in that games Super Mario Brothers is my favorite game.

You have to love the integrity of art. Most closed-minded people would scoff at the idea that there is any artistic value to be found with video games. But true artists know that art can be found anywhere. I totally dig what American Art is doing with this exhibition. It will attract younger people, and it highlights how far everything has come.

I've been looking forward to this event ever since the voting started for which games would make it in! Less then a month to go!

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