'The Art of Video Games' going on tour starting in October

The Art of Video Games, the ongoing exhibit featuring the history and joy of video games in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is leaving its home in the nation's capital for a countrywide tour that begins in late October.

The Art of Video Games, the ongoing Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit focusing on the history and joy of video games, is leaving its home in the nation's capital for a countrywide tour that begins in late October.

The exhibit will finish its run in Washington, DC, on September 30th, so you still have some time to see it in its original habitat. After that, the first stop on its tour is the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL, where it will reside from October 24th, 2012, through January 13th, 2013. The Boca Museum will also host "a variety of associated programs and educational opportunities," just as the Smithsonian Art Museum has supplemented The Art of Video Games with a number of public programs.

Following its stay in South Florida, The Art of Video Games will visit nine other American cities on a tour that will run into 2016:

  • EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington (February 16, 2013 – May 13, 2013)
  • Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona (June 16, 2013 – September 29, 2013)
  • Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York (October 25, 2013 – January 19, 2014)
  • Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York (February 15, 2014 – May 18, 2014)
  • Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014 – September 28, 2014)
  • Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014 – January 18, 2015)
  • Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia (February 13, 2015 – May 10, 2015)
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015 – September 13, 2015)
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015 – January 25, 2016)

For more on The Art of Video Games, check out The Verge's thoughts on the exhibit.

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