Forever known to Star Trek fans as Hikaru Sulu, actor George Takei has become so much more than a helmsman of the Enterprise. Since leaving the Federation, Takei, whose parents were immigrants and who spent part of his childhood incarcerated in World War II internment camps, has become an international human rights champion and social media superstar. Last September, Takei donated his collection of personal artifacts to the Japanese American National Museum, the biggest museum dedicated to people of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. The exhibition New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei investigates a life where "no man has gone before." And yes, Trekkies, there will be fan art.
Actor and activist George Takei's collection of memorabilia and personal items is showcased for the first time.
The exhibit includes the playful (fan art), the moving (a sculpture his father made in an internment camp) and everything in between.
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Through Aug. 20. Tues., Weds. & Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m.
Buy tickets (free-$10) on site.