“The Art of Video Games” guest curator and co-author, Chris Melissinos to Speak @ NYU GAME CENTER Feb 15, 7:00 PM

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The Art of Video Games, the nationally touring Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition– their biggest audience draw in 6 years–opens at Seattle’s EMP Museum the same day!

Achievement Unlocked:  The Rise of Video Games in Global Culture
with Chris Melissinos (The Art of Video Games)
February 15, 2013 (Friday)
7:00 p.m.
NYU Game Center
721 Broadway, Lower Level, Room 006
Event contact: gamecenter@nyu.edu
212-998-1973
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC + FREE!
RSVP to NYU Game Center

PrintNew York City – February 1, 2013 – Join The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect guest curator and co-author, Chris Melissinos (@cmelissinos) as he discusses the evolution of video games from their humble beginnings to their eventual arrival as one of the most significant forms of artistic expression in human history.

With unique insight that spans his almost 40 years of playing, collecting, developing, and curating video games, Melissinos will discuss how video games have grown in importance, the opportunity they represent in transforming culture, and how he turned this passion into one of the most visited exhibitions in the history of the Smithsonian American Art MuseumThe Art of Video Games originally ran there March 16 – September 20, 2013 before heading out on a ten-city, three-year U.S. tour. The exhibition opens February 15, 2013 at Seattle’s EMP Museum and will run through May 12, 2013.

Copies of The Art of Video Games ($40, Welcome Books) by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O’Rourke–the companion book to the exhibition–will be available for purchase and signing.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to The NYU Game Center.

If you wish to post and print the flyer about the event, click here for the PDF.

Questions about The Art of Video Games book, contact Andy Reynolds at Welcome Books andy@welcomebooks.com 212-989-3200

Welcome Books is a publisher of distinctive, exquisitely crafted visual books on a variety of subjects. Distributed by Random House.

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