Running now until September 29th, the Phoenix Art Museum is holding a “The Art of Video Games” exhibit. From the Phoenix Art Museum website:

The Art of Video Games, which travels from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology and storytelling through some of the best games for twenty gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3. Eighty games, selected with the help of the public, demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images and video footage.

This sounds like a very good reason to visit besides the already cool exhibits that can be found there. The Phoenix Art Museum is located on 1625 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, AZ.