George Lucas Selects Los Angeles For His Narrative Art Museum

The LA Times is reporting that after months of intense speculation, George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art will finally call the City of Angels home. Read on for more details.



“It belongs in a museum!” – Indiana Jones


Museum organizers have announced that the George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art will be built on Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, alongside the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of LA and the popular African American Museum. The narrative art museum will add to the already growing number of art museums that already span the great city.


Lucas, 72 said he will fund the project to the tune of about $1 billion, including building costs, his art and an endowment of at least $400 million. The now retired filmmaker has spent several years trying to erect a museum for his art collection, which consists of Hollywood memorabilia from films such as “Star Wars” and “The Ten Commandments.”, thousands of illustrations and paintings including works by Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and R. Crumb.





Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently said that all-new Lucas museum is truly “the largest civic gift in American history”. He say’s that the 275,000-square-foot museum project hopes to bring numerous construction jobs, permanent jobs and become a top national tourist attraction to the city.


Concept art for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Courtesy of Lucas Museum)



Shortly after Tuesday’s press conference at City Hall, Mayor Garcetti thanked Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, for selecting the city of Los Angeles.

“They have a vision that museums should not be foreboding places, but should be welcoming,” Garcetti said.


Otoh Gunga City (From Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Photo courtesy of



Although Lucas and his organizers have selected the site in Los Angeles, they will most likely face the same community scrutiny the project encountered in Chicago and San Francisco, but city officials still remain positive.


Groundbreaking is planned before year’s end, a spokesman said, with the opening targeted for 2021.

“We have exciting work ahead,”



Source: LA Times



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24 thoughts on “George Lucas Selects Los Angeles For His Narrative Art Museum

  • January 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Maybe this time.
    He really is finding it difficult to spend that huge amount of cash.

    • January 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      I’d be willing to help him spend it 🙂

    • January 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      to be fair he did give most of it away.

    • January 12, 2017 at 10:02 am

      He earned it. Unlike the hacks that are now capitalizing on his work

    • January 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      How much is it going to cost him? Hundreds of millions probably!?

  • January 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Thank God future generations will get to see how the Phantom Menace was made – so that the tragedies of the past will not be repeated in the future.

    • January 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      You really are an ass head, aren’t you, Baldrick?

      • January 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm

        Coming from the all time king of bitching about everything on the face of the planet? Gimme a break.

    • January 12, 2017 at 5:35 am

      It’s the National Museum Of Tolerance for cinema.

  • January 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    4 billion dollars. Lucas gets a museum that I’ll never go to. I get star wars movies made after 1983 that don’t suck. I like this.

  • January 11, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Hopefully this time. Shame yet another significant museum is going to LA, but it’s nice to think he’ll finally get this collection on display somewhere fitting.

  • January 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Suspiciously looking like Padme’s ship so all prequel haters won’t ever set foot in it (not that they visited museums, anyway)

    • January 12, 2017 at 4:44 am


    • January 12, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Yes, that was my first thought.

      • January 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        It also looks like a Nike tennis shoe…

    • January 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Right, because only cultured, sophisticated types appreciate movies about jackass aliens stepping in poop and getting farted on and sand-hating child murderers.

      • January 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        Being cultured, sophisticated and worldly means being open to all forms of art expression, then deciding if you like it or not, based on the own artistic merits of the product. It means seeing past perceived flaws into the real art. Would you criticize the Mona Lisa because it is too ambiguous? To me, the prequels have the merit of first, taking chances, second, being original stories, third, pushing the CGI envelope (yeah, maybe too much) so you can now have your CGI Tarkins and Leias (yes, same John Knoll that worked with Lucas). I do not like poop jokes as anyone, but I can see past that because going to museums, reading and studying other art forms has given me an open and discerning mind, try it sometime

        • January 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

          What makes you think that people who criticize them never gave them a chance and lacked an open mind? I was completely open-minded to liking the prequels. I wanted them to succeed in being excellent Star Wars films. I eagerly anticipated them for years before they were released. And the end product proved to be a disappointing, critically flawed mess of bad writing, bad acting, flat, unappealing characters, nonsensical plots and CGI overkill. So you brand anyone who disagrees with your opinion of the films as unsophisticated and undiscerning? Get off your high horse.

          • January 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

            Expectations are subjective, that’s exactly the opposite of what I said, and you angry comment proves my point, farewell now.

          • January 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

            What you preteniously implied was that anyone who didn’t love the movie as much as you did is some sort of uncultured ignoramus who never gave the film a chance, and that being “open-minded” means ignoring all the flaws that make the film an insulting mess, whereas pointing them out makes a person close-minded and undiscerning.

            The prequels are not real art. They are commercialist garbage designed to sell toys and video games. They can be picked apart six ways to Sunday for their shoddy storytelling and execution and their indefensible stupidness.

  • January 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    an excellent location. i’m sure the museum will look even better once the gangs near by add their marks to it.

  • January 12, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Nice to see him come crawling back to us after all this time. There are cheaper places to build though.

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Nice. Gotta go check it out when it opens

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