Posts Tagged ‘Art of Video Games’

Arts Roundup: Curated Edition

Post fall arts guide: theater, museums, dance, classical—and Grimes. [Post]
Mumbo Sauce rapper Black Boo's weekly Redskins anthems are back. [DC Mumbo Sauce]
Ian MacKaye answers questions in Seattle. [YouTube]
"The Smithsonian invited the public to help curate which video games would be featured in the exhibit, and in doing so, more than 3.7 million votes were cast by [...]

Arts Roundup: Boozy Christians Edition

Brightest Young Things unleashes its hard-to-read Spring Arts Guide. [BYT]
Populism in "The Art of Video Games"? No, thanks. [NPR]
The alcohol-drenched secrets of the National Cathedral's newly reopened central tower. [DCist]
Wayne Brady talks his upcoming performance with NSO Pops. Spoiler: He does not choke a bitch. [Washingtonian]

Arts Roundup: Mike Daisey Edition

At Mike Daisey's talk at Georgetown University Monday night, he said he wants to apologize to Ira Glass, and he acknowledged that he did not correct reporters who assumed he was telling the truth about what he saw at Apple factories in China. "It would have been so much more open to admit, no, I’m [...]

ToDo ToDay: Video Game Art and Tons of Live Music

Any parent knows the value of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “Art of Video Games” exhibit: It’s state-subsidized baby-sitting. There’s at least an hour’s worth of bliss waiting for the ADHD set, from playable games—a list limited to five rather fusty titles, including “Myst” and “Pac-Man”—to presentations on five eras of graphics. For art viewers, [...]

Arts Roundup: White Room Edition

Jay Bulger, a Washington native, wins the top documentary prize at South by Southwest for his film about drummer Ginger Baker. [The Style Blog]
Smithsonian American Art Museum releases a trailer for its sure-to-be-blockbuster exhibit "The Art of Video Games" [Eye Level]
The Making of the Listen Local First mobile music venue [Ben Droz]
Curator Laura Roulet discusses [...]

Strong Curatorial Programming for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others

Alyssa Rosenberg continues to push for the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "Art of Video Games" exhibit today in a post over at Matthew Yglesias' place. I think that she—like the Smithsonian American Art Museum—is plainly ignoring the fact that many if not most of these games are products of Japan. The genre is overwhelmingly linked to [...]