George Lucas has finally found a home for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The $1 billion museum will be coming to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, and I couldn’t be more excited because I can go visit it anytime! The museum’s board of directors said in a statement:
“After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process. Settling on a location proved to be an extremely difficult decision precisely because of the desirability of both sites and cities.”
The museum will include rare pieces from the filmmaker’s personal collection, including tons of memorabilia from Star Wars and other films. This isn’t just a Star Wars museum, though. It will also display vintage photographs and an awesome selection of traditional paintings, some of which you can see below. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said:
“This is a collection of narrative art in a city that has the best storytellers and storymakers in the world. The best collection of Norman Rockwell paintings on Earth. Works from R. Crumb.”
The museum is scheduled to open on May 4, 2020. Check out some of the fantastic art that will be on display there below. You’ll also find illustrations of the design of the museum at the very bottom.