While clicking through the Huffington Post today I came across this bit of information.
The Washington D. C. Smithsonian has an upcoming exhibit called "The Art of Video Games." The exhibit will run from March 16th until September 30th.
For more information please take a look at the Smithsonian's website
Take a look at the tour link on the page as this exhibit will be on tour at other museums after 9/30/12.
The article that brought this to my attention is linked below and it has a wonderful video about the exhibit by guest curator Chris Melissinos. It's worth the read and viewing.
So what do you think, are video games art? I think so.