Museum of Modern Art to add 14 games to its collection
Don't tell your snooty, highfalutin fine-art friends about this, but New York's Museum of Modern Art, home of such classics as Van Gogh's Starry Night and Rousseau's Sleeping Gypsy (Wikipedia it…no, allow me), is acknowledging video games as art.
This week, MoMA added 14 games to its collection, the first of many more to come. According to the museum's website, this initial acquisition will be "the seedbed for an initial wish list of about 40 to be acquired in the near future, as well as for a new category of artworks in MoMA's collection that we hope will grow in the future."
A mix of mainstream hits and cult classics from across the industry's history, the 14 games are:
Another World (1991)
SimCity 2000 (1994)
The Sims (2000)
Katamari Damacy (2004)
EVE Online (2003)
Dwarf Fortress (2003)
The games will be installed in the museum's Phillip Johnson Galleries in March 2013. While we wait for that time to come, feel free to let us know your thoughts on the acquisition and the whole "Are Games Art?" debate in the comment box below.
Source: Game Informer
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