Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art

Photo Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.


The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art, which may break ground this year and open its doors in late 2021. Read on for more details.



“It belongs in a museum!” – Indiana Jones


On Tuesday the Los Angeles city council voted overwhelmingly in support for George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art. The council heard from Lucas himself before its 14-0 vote to OK an environmental impact report and several other details. The museum which costs an estimated $1 billion dollars will be funded entirely by the Lucas family and be built on Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park.


The retired filmmaker has spent several years trying to build a museum for his narrative art collection, which consists of old Hollywood memorabilia along with paintings and illustrations from the legendary Norman Rockwell, David Hockney, N.C. Wyeth and R. Crumb. Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, were present at the city council meeting vote and were met with huge applause.


L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement on social media Tuesday, “the Lucas Museum is officially coming home to L.A.!”




The groundbreaking for the museum could begin construction later this year and generate more than 1,500 new construction jobs and 350-plus permanent jobs.


Stay tuned for more details right here on StarWarsNewsNet.com.


New Concept Design: Rendering


Artist Rendering – Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.


Source: LA Times



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22 thoughts on “Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art

  • June 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I’m glad there’s one unanimous decision made this week that was a good one.

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Awesome news. Finally!

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Hey guys would you go and ask for an autograph to Mr. Lucas? I don’t blame him for his reaction here (even if I think that guy with marvel tshirt is a true fan), but come on we all know the man is not confortable with StarWars anymore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ZmHBi4qeM

    • June 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      It must be tedious to be bombarded by fans and press wherever you go. He’s had to deal with it for 40 years+. Who knows: maybe the guy was in a rush to make an appointment, or maybe he just needed to take a piss really badly. Anyone would get a little grumpy about such things once in a while: we’re only human. It’s just that, now in the era of smartphones and digital cameras, this kind of stuff gets caught on camera more often.

      • June 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        I can imagine that sometimes all he wants to do is go out with his wife and eat a pizza without a single person asking for a photo or a signature.

    • June 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Is he upset because the same guy has multiple items to sign and George thinks he’s just doing it for ebay?

      • June 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        Yep, that seems to be the case, but for those criticizing him, he even signs that guys shit! knowing it will end up on ebay. GL’s the man.

  • June 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Ah, George Lucas. Even when he smiles he doesn’t. He always looks like a sad puppy whose owners forgot to let into the house when it started raining. I really think some of the SW fans permanently traumatized him with their “enthuastic critizism” of the prequels.

    • June 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I have some issues with them, but they do not deserve all the hate they get. I feel bad for the guy.

    • June 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      George made those movies exactly the way he wanted to, which is what he wants on any movie he works on. He could’ve brought in better directors, better screenwriters and cinematographers, etc, to address some of the problems people had with The Phantom Menace, but he kept the same control-everything approach, and so it was he who people blamed when those movies were as bad as they were. That, as well as the fact that he made hundreds of millions of dollars off of those movies makes it hard for me to feel sorry for any hurt feelings he may have had from negative reactions to the films.

      • June 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Negative reactions to the film are one thing, and absolutely fair game – hate away on the films, that’s anyone’s right. You cannot simply gloss of the pure…vitriol directed towards him PERSONALLY because of them though. That’s been 18 years of true ugliness, reprehensible behavior, and disgusting slurs directed at the man because he made some mediocre movies. It’s unworthy.

    • June 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Bob, Mr_Crankypants, Jawa_Fetish, there is no reason to feel sorry about, I’m sure GL doesnt have any, millions of people worldwide love this films, just those 3 movies, gave GL lots and lots of money, so how can GL feel bad about it. Fans who criticize or “hate” the movies, are tiny tiny part compared to the others who love or apreciate them. And just as Crixxxx points, GL made the movies exactly the way we wanted to, so what is better than that for a filmmaker?

      • June 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        Again, you’re missing the point. Criticizing the films, hell, mocking the shit out of them is fine. Tear them to pieces, passionately HATE them if that’s how you get your jollies – that’s fair. Equating Lucas to a rapist and child molester because you didn’t like what he did with the prequels is deplorable behavior, and we know it’s affected him because he’s said as much. He’s said that part of his decision to retire was based on “you make some movies, and people spend 15 years personally attacking you in disgusting ways over them, so who the hell needs it?”. I think you’re mistaking my intent – Exactly – he made the movies HE wanted, told the story HE wanted to tell, and explored the themes that were interesting to HIM. As such, I have massive respect for what he tried to do with the prequels. They’re in many ways failures, but because of the vision and frankly, the grand intent behind them, they’re magnificent failures that I suspect will have a much longer shelf life than the very safe movies we’re starting to see from the Disney era.

  • June 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I will be going there.

  • June 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I’m really happy for George. He’s always been such a huge supporter of the Los Angeles/Hollywood scene.

  • June 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Good for George.

  • June 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This is great news! Having spent my childhood in IL, I would have loved to see this built on the waterfront in Chicago. Since moving to CA 1990, growing up here, and remaining in SoCal, I am very happy to have this come to us. Chicago’s loss (HUGE Loss), is our gain.

  • June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Hell yeah!

  • June 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    now I have a reason to visit LA again. But still no reason return to the over expensive San Francisco

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