If you ever stocked up on quarters to feed the Pac-Man machine at the arcade or have spent hours creating elaborate characters in games like World of Warcraft then the Phoenix Art Museum‘s latest exhibit, “The Art of Video Games,” is for you. Not your traditional art exhibit, “The Art of Video Games” features twenty gaming systems like Atari and Xbox. You’ll also find eighty featured games that demonstrate the evolution of video games over time along with the opportunity to play Pac-Man, the original Super Mario Brothers and to watch video interviews with developers and artists.
“The Art of Video Games” was originally curated for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and will be at the Phoenix Art Museum from June 16 — September 29, 2013. Tickets for “The Art of Video Games” are included with General Admission to the museum and are available at a special discounted rate during the Museum’s Free Wednesdays 3-9 p.m. and First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.