An in depth 40-year history of will be displayed at the museum beginning in March.

Video game enthusiasts and historians alike are sure to enjoy the Smithsonian’s upcoming offering. Next month, the museum will launch The Art of Video Games, a six-month exhibit that aims to showcase the 40-year history of video games as a medium of artistic expression. The exhibit will pay particular emphasis on visual effects and the creative use of new technologies in video games, and will also showcase influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early developers such as David Crane and Warren Robinett to contemporary designers like Kellee Santiago and David Jaffe.

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