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The Immaculate Collection

For nearly 10 years, the beautifully designed art space, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, has showcased some exquisite works. All free to the public, no less.

The permanent collection features art from all over Asia, but a new year-long exhibit, Texas Collects Asia 2008, launches with art from the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan.

Now, for those of you whose sole appreciation for Japanese culture exists exclusively from eating dinner at Benihana, watching reruns of old Godzilla movies or living vicariously through Paris Hilton’s jaunts around Tokyo, then get ready to raise your cultural bar.

Some of Texas’ most dedicated devotees of Japanese Art are sharing pieces from their personal collections, which range from printed silk scrolls (which will rotate regularly throughout the duration of the exhibit) to intricate body armor from centuries past.

Of course, it isn’t only the rich and famous that can participate in such magnanimous endeavors as sharing their art with the masses. When Texas Collects Dogs Playing Poker: the Lost Art of Velvet gets funding, we’re ready to spread the love.

Texas Collects Asia 2008: Japan
Through March 30, 2008
The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St. (across from the Nasher Garden),
downtown Dallas