Pac-Man soon showing at Museum of Modern Art

Famed art museum to add Tetris, The Sims, Flow, Minecraft, and more to Philip Johnson Galleries beginning in March of next year.

Pac-Man in 1980. Namco Bandai Games

The Smithsonian's " Art of Video Games " exhibit has now closed, but games will be on display at another high-profile art museum beginning early next year.

New York's Museum of Modern Art has announced that it's chosen 40 games to display at a new game-specific gallery.

Games selected for display at MoMA go back decades and include the likes of Pac-Man and Spacewar, but also contemporary releases such as Portal and Minecraft .

The games will be on display as part of the museum's Architecture and Design collection at the establishment's Johnson Galleries beginning in March of next year.

"Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe," reads a line from the Museum of Modern Art's announcement.

Read more of "Museum of Modern Art opening game gallery" at GameSpot.

About the author
 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

Last-minute gift ideas

Under pressure? These will deliver on time

With plenty of top-notch retailers offering digital gifts, you still have time to salvage your gift-giving reputation.