George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles for the home of his Museum of Narrative Art!
George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles as the future home of his Museum of Narrative Art, a decision that Mayor Eric Garcetti touted as a turning point for the city and the area around Exposition Park, where the new $1 billion project will make its home.
The museum for Lucas’ extensive collection of art and film memorabilia will be constructed in the park adjacent to USC. The “Star Wars” filmmaker chose the site over a competing location on Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
Garcetti’s office trumpeted the arrival of “a new jewel,” saying that the museum will “soon bring unrivaled opportunities to be immersed in stories told on canvas and celluloid.” The museum will be adjacent to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Natural History Museum, and a museum of African-American history and art.