Memphis' Brooks Museum of Art
has out-Smithsonianed the Smithsonian
. Instead of installing the Art of Video Games
touring exhibit as-is, the museum used the show as an opportunity to do something incredibly cool.
They took this fine Canaletto
landscape from the museum's permanent collection.
And partnered with the VoxelBox
to transform it into a fully dimensional, fully populated, fully explorable Minecraft world with a soundtrack courtesy of Vivaldi.
Several historical characters (including the composer) have been built into the game. What happens next in Virtual 18th-Century Venice is up to whoever's holding the controller.