New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that it will set up a video game collection starting next March in the museum's Philip Johnson Galleries. The museum has acquired an initial lineup of 14 games for the collection, and it plans to extend the list to about 40 games. The initial lineup includes:
Another World (1991)
SimCity 2000 (1994)
The Sims (2000)
Katamari Damacy (2004)
EVE Online (2003)
Dwarf Fortress (2006)
The museum hopes to complete its collection over the next five years, and its wishlist for future games to add include Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario 64, and Animal Crossing, among others.
The museum's goal is to "study, preserve, and exhibit video games as part of its Architecture and Design collection." The museum's curators spent a year and a half selecting games for the collection, consulting scholars, digital conservation and legal experts, historians, and critics. Earlier this year, the museum already featured Katamari Damacy in a "Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000" exhibit with Astro Boy.
Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian American Art Museum previously hosted "The Art of Video Games" exhibition from March 16 to September 30. As a artest iv alwas whanted to visit the MoMA in newyork but never rely had the time or the funds but I would rely love to be thare for the opaning of this. I als whonder how they are going to run this Im hopeing as a interactiv galarie because games are best apresheated as art when they are played.