Namco Bandai has announced today that its Katamari Damacy franchise, well appreciated throughout the world with numerous sequels, has become part of the Century of the Child: Growing By Design art exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is running from July 29 through November 5.


It’s an overview of the “modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking.” Or in other words, really crazy cartoon art and such.


"Namco Bandai Games' Katamari Damacy has touched countless people, from children to adults, and is truly a modern video game classic," said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, Namco Bandai Games America. "The inclusion of Katamari Damacy in this ground breaking exhibit is a testament to the creative designs embodied in Namco Bandai’s games and shows the importance of video games in peoples' lives in addition to being a validation of video games as a modern form of interactive art."


So if you’re in the area, head on down and check out the exhibit. We assure you that you won’t be rolled up into a ball and thrown into the universe. Maybe.