George Lucas’s $1.5 Billion Museum of ‘Myths’ Gets Green Light From LA City Council
George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art has been unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council in a meeting on Tuesday morning.
The proposed museum will focus on the art of storytelling and is slated to showcase the Star Wars and Indiana Jonesdirector’s extensive collection of paintings, illustrations, and movie memorabilia, according to Los Angeles Daily News. Movie fans can look forward to displays from Lucas’s personal movie archives, including rare concept drawings and costume designs from the director’s, award-winning catalogue of movie hits.
“The job of narrative art is to build myths,” Lucas told the Daily News, adding that he hoped the museum will inspire younger generations and bring into focus the “concept of narrative,” which he said “has been forgotten.”
Lucas tapped Ma Yasong of MAD Architects to build the five-story, 300,000-square-foot building in LA’s Exposition Park on an 11-acre plot of land that will include a large garden and public park. The museum will also house theaters, classrooms and educational facilities, a public research library, a cafe and restaurant, and gift store.