The Art of Video Games

. August 29, 2014.
SuperMarioWorld

On display now until September 28, the Toledo Museum of Art has an exhibit that will enthrall kids and adults alike with striking visual effects, player interactivity and creative use of new gaming technologies. The Art of Video Games allows adults to reminisce about their childhoods by viewing some of the first popular video games, including Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers, while younger generations will recognize more recent games, including Flower and Super Mario Galaxy 2. The exhibition focuses on four game types–action, target, combat/strategy, and adventure–and “reveals the emergence of video games as a means of storytelling and audience engagement.” The Art of Video Games is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Toledo showing is made possible through the support of Toledo Museum of Art members.Runs through Sunday, September 28.

419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org. Free