Arts & Entertainment

It's official: LA will be home to George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art

Concept design rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Concept design rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The Force will soon be arriving in Los Angeles. 

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the plan for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to be built at Exposition Park. Though this move doesn't come as a surprise, the fate of the final location was unsure for a while after a battle between L.A. and San Francisco. Now Angeleno film fanatics can rest easy with this official decision. 

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The museum will showcase works by famed artists along with storyboards, props and other items form George Lucas' "Star Wars" saga, "Indiana Jones" franchise and other iconic films. It will celebrate emerging artists from various mediums and cutting-edge technologies that present different narrative forms. Visitors will also be able to attend daily film screenings.

Concept design rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Concept design rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The move is meant to make education the heart of the institution. Lucas Museum Founding President Don Bacigalupi spoke before the Council to advocate for the museum. 

"On a daily basis, we'll have a whole host and range of educational programs, inspirational programs for children of all ages and their families," he said. "And they'll range from school visits that will be tied to school curriculum, and be able to teach through art a whole range of different subject matters, whether it be social sciences, or math, or language." 
 
Construction for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is expected to begin early next year. The plan is to open it to the public by 2021.