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George Takei to Speak at Crow Collection of Asian Art

Photo Courtesy George Takei

Photo Courtesy George Takei

From Press Release

The Crow Collection is honored to present “An Evening with George Takei” Sunday, July 19. Lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art with a reception to follow at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Long before he traveled the universe as Lt. Sulu on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, as a child George Takei was trapped behind the barb wire fences that surround the Japanese American Internment Camps during World War II.

Mr. Takei and his family were among the 120,000 U.S. residents of Japanese descent who were interned during the war. Mr. Takei, who was born in Los Angeles, spent most of his childhood at Camp Rower in the swamps of Arkansas and at the windswept Camp Tule Lake in northern California.

The actor will speak about his childhood experiences as well as his life as a Japanese American in the United States.

The lecture is being presented in conjunction with a special exhibition The Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Works by Roger Shimomura at the Crow Collection June 6-August 9, 2009.

The event is being sponsored by The Crow Collection, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and American Airlines. Tickets are $15 for Friends of the Crow Collection, Japan-America Society of DFW members and students with valid ID, $30 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 214-979-6438 or visit www.crowcollection.org to register. Call 214-979-6430 for more information. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora Street in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Museum of Art is at 1717 Harwood, across the street from the Crow Collection.

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