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Throwback Thursday, Nam June Paik: Because Almost All of the Audience is Uninvited

July 20, 2017

To celebrate Nam June Paik's birthday today, we're reposting former associate curator of film and media art, Michael Mansfield's post about our 2012 exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary. Tonight, to share in the festivities, Barbara London, Yale University's media arts critic and MoMA's former associate curator in the department of media and performance art, will give a talk, "What's Technology Got to Do With It?" The talk starts at 5:30 p.m. in SAAM's MacMillan Education Center and is free.


SAAM Arcade: Let the Video Games Begin

July 6, 2017

SAAM is turning into a video game arcade! On Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, anyone can participate in game building workshops, hear musicians performing music inspired by classic Nintendo and Sega themes, and play more than 100 games.


District of Play: DC’s Vibrant Video Game Scene

April 6, 2017

Time's running out to submit your game to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's SAAM Arcade. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2017. Below, Dorothy Ann Phoenix of the International Game Developers Association's DC Chapter discusses the great opportunities available to gamers and game developers in DC.


Yes We Can [Edit Wikipedia]!

March 8, 2017

Join SAAM for a very special Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017.


Submit Your Game to the 2017 SAAM Arcade!

February 24, 2017

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is inviting independent video game developers to show their work at the museum's annual SAAM Arcade this August 5-6, 2017.