The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announced a new partnership with Alienware and Killer Networking as Presenting Sponsors for The Art of Video Games exhibition in Miami (on view Jan. 23 – April 17). This will be the public’s final opportunity to experience the exhibition, with Miami serving as the final leg of its national tour which originated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and included showings in New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. (You can check out the debut 2012 trailer below:)
The Art of Video Games is one of the first major exhibitions to explore video games as an artistic medium and the medium’s evolution over 40 years. Alienware and Killer Networking are actively involved with the Miami presentation of this exhibition, including through a showcase of their most impactful and innovative solutions that have been a shaping force in the history of PC gaming.
The Smithsonian American Museum invited the public to help select the video games in this exhibition. A pool of 240 games was selected by the exhibition’s guest curator, Chris Melissinos and an advisory group consisting of game developers, designers, industry pioneers and journalists. More than 3.7 million votes were cast by 119,000 people in 175 countries.
The Art of Video Games is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Mark Lamia, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.
If you would like to attend, the event is located at Florida International University (10975 S.W. 17 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33199) through April 17th, 2016.