Exploring the Art and History of Video Games

Phoenix Art Museum explores 40 years of video games as an art medium and how they have evolved.

There has always been talk about whether or not video games can be classified as an art.  If you have any doubts or questions about video games being a type of art form, the Phoenix Art Museum brings to you the Art of Video Games. 

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How Video Games Have Evolved

This gallery explores 40 years of video games as an artistic medium and how they have evolved. The gallery is opened from June 16–September 29. It highlights and features the most influential artists of games and the best graphics, storytelling, and technology for over 20 gaming systems from Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. The gallery presents all of this through the use of images and video footage. In addition, the gallery includes interviews with 20 developers and artists, game screenshot prints, and historical consoles. The curator to the exhibition is Chris Melissinosformer Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems and founder of Past Pixels. 

Arizona Indie Game Showcase

The Phoenix Museum of Art has teamed up with Arizona game organizations to bring you a showcase of Indie Games at the Art of Video Games exhibition this Saturday, September 21. From 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum will be hosting a group of independent game developers. Their works will be showcased and visitors will not only have the opportunity to view 20 different independent games, but also play them and meet the developers. 

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