Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: If You Give a Gamer an Art Exhibit Edition

Crowd-Sucked: The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced the 80 titles it will feature in an exhibition on video games—as voted by gamers. Putting on a serious exhibition says a lot about how important and, well, artistic video games are; having gamers, who are not curators, vote for its content utterly belies that impulse. Basically, this show will be exactly as authoritative as an IGN readers poll.

Art Graveyard: Peggy Cooper Cafritz is selling her 1.34 acre plot in Palisades, where her home was gutted in a fire two years ago that also destroyed her well-known art collection. Asking price is $5 million; tennis court, pool, sadness included.

Wait Game: Advocates for a National Museum for the American Latino made their case at the U.S. Capitol yesterday along with friendly members of Congress. The Smithsonian says it's supportive of the plan, as long as Congress funds it. Waiting...

Kickstart Theory: Local hip-hop band The Cornel West Theory is filming a live DVD in July at BloomBars, and needs your help funding it.

Today on Arts Desk: Zach Barocas' new band, Thor's cinematic makeover, indie rock goes salon.

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