Museum Lecture Takes Look into the Internment of Japanese Americans in San Diego


Escondido, Ca. – January 14, 2019 — The Center Museum will be hosting a lecture titled “Japanese American Internment: A Local Perspective” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, January 27th starting at 2pm in the Center museum.

Local historian, Linda A. Canada, will be hosting a lecture about the history of Japanese Americans and their transition from local industry in San Diego to living in internment camps during World War II.

The lecture is in conjunction with our newest exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams which give an intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at the daily life in Manzanar, one of the ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II.

Also, concurrently on view is Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 which analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye.

Admission to the lecture is $5.00 for members of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and $10.00 for non-members and includes entrance into the Center Museum to view the exhibitions before or after the lecture.

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About California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Center was chosen as one of fifteen cities from all over the country to be awarded a grant known as the Levitt AMP [Your City] grant. The Center received $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series, which is a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2018.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit


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