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Video Game Art Display

The 2022 Video Art Game Display is now on display through May 22nd at the SEE Science Center.  This exhibition is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ralph Baer’s birth.  Local artists were invited to submit works to honor the legacy of Ralph Baer and video games. This show incorporates pieces from 14 artists highlighting the ingenuity and creativity of this unique artform and pastime.

The exhibit is on view at SEE and visitors may view it during SEE hours included with regular admission.

Learn about other Ralph Baer 100 events and how you can join and support the celebration.

Ralph Baer (1922- 2014) was an engineer and inventor with more than 150 patents.  His “brown box" controller became the original prototype for the first video game.  He was born to a Jewish family in Germany who fled to the U.S. in  1938. He later served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He began his engineering career in New York and moved to Manchester, NH in 1955 where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life.  He received many awards and honors throughout his career including the United States National Medal of Technology.  His workshop is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.