How Washington Learned to Love Video Games
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"This exhibition could not have happened at any other point in history than right now," declares Smithsonian curator Chris Melissinos. The Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit, The Art of Video Games, is the latest sign that official Washington has finally learned to love Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, and more. A mere two decades ago, members of the nascent gaming industry were hauled before Congress and publicly scolded for promoting violence, sexism, racism, and crimes against humanity.