January 9February 23
Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running
Organized by Jason Eppink, Associate Curator of Digital Media, and guest curator Samit Sarkar, Polygon
As New York and New Jersey play host to Super Bowl XLVIII this February, Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running looks back on 25 years of the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibition explores this landmark series, highlighting the game's focus on sports simulation, and its aesthetic evolution and enduring cultural legacy. In addition to the five playable games, from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to the latest release Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One, presented as a large-scale projection, the exhibition also features a dynamic timeline charting milestones in the series' development highlighted by gameplay footage from each year.
This exhibition is presented with support from EA.