Monday, September 23, 2013

The Art of Video Games


A good way to get a variety of young people into the art museum is to stage a temporary exhibit titled "The Art of Video Games".  This exhibit is in its last week at the Phoenix Art Museum and it was drawing a large crowd on Sunday afternoon.  The display stations show the work of many of the top producers of video games and the history of game creation.

The exhibit hall was full of glowing screens.















And there were lots of interactive stations where people could actually play a game.  Here we have a lively game of PacMan going on.

I'm not much of a video game player but I did enjoy roaming this room so full of bright colors and enthusiastic guests.  It was even more enjoyable to see these same people taking in all the other exhibits in the museum.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I imagine this particular exhibition proved to be very popular!

Judy said...

I know a couple of people who would enjoy this.

glenda said...

This was a great exhibit. Saw it last week. I remember when PacMan was the rage!

Steve Reed said...

That IS a good way to get young people into a museum -- but I bet some of the purists are contemptuous of such an exhibit. :)

Karl Demetz said...

I did not expect to see video games in a museum, at least not yet...

Mo said...

Go back and have a go at the games. Be a dare devil

Lowell said...

It's utterly amazing and fascinating how art is becoming hard to differentiate from technology! Terrific shots, Sharon!

Kate said...

Lowell's comment is very interesting. I think I could find some objects of interest but not all of them.

Jack said...

This looks like an effective exhibition to attract young folks to the museum. The question is whether they come only for this exhibition or whether they liked their visit enough to come back for other exhibitions that are less tailored to tech.

Randy said...

I love Pac Man. Fun exhibit.

Thérèse said...

A good reminder of what was and what is and to realise how old we are :-)

JM said...

I'm not a fan of video games but I think I would enjoy the ehibit.