A New Art Gallery for Video Games is Opening in Chicago
I love art. In fact the Art Institute in Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit.
If you're an art lover like I am, now we have a nother place to check out. There's a new gallery that's opening in the Windy City and it's all about video games.
Ok but it's not the video games themselves. It's art work from video games.
Sorry to dash your hopes of seeing your favorite arcade games that you loaded full of quarters in the mall as a kid.
The Video Game Art Gallery better known as VGA, according to Chicago Reader, is set to open August 11th at the Bloomingdale Art's Building - 2418 W. Bloomingdale Chicago.
This will be the first of it's kind in Chicago and one of the very few places around the country to see video game artwork on display.
According to Jonathan Kinkley, Executive Director, VGA will have "a permanent home [to] help further its case for the artistic merit of video games. He says "We see [VGA Gallery] as a place for education and discovery for games with artistic aims and merits."
So, I'm wondering will we see prints of Pac Man, Centipede and Donkey Kong?
Right now the first major exhibit upon opening will be art work featuring the game Savior. It's a little known video game that comes from Cuba. Apparently, the museum wants to open the public to learning about games that aren't as well known but display , what they say, "personal narrative and self expression.".
Hmmm that's kind of interesting. I' mean I'd check it out. anyone up for a road trip to the city to see this in August?
To learn more about VGA click here.