Bringing the Lucas Museum to Los Angeles
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 30, 2017 at 11:36 AM
On Tuesday, I joined my colleagues in the City Council for the unanimous vote to approve bringing the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to Los Angeles' Exposition Park. Valued at $1.2 Billion and with an endowment of at least $400 million, the Museum will be built without any taxpayer dollars and represents one of the largest private gifts in our City's history.
The Lucas Museum will host many cultural artifacts from the collections of famed filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, president of Ariel Investments and the current Chair of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation, Mellody Hobson. In addition to hosting some timeless art works, this Museum will also serve as what Mellody called "a school for schools" providing enhanced educational opportunities with theaters, classrooms, and lecture halls for students throughout Los Angeles.
The museum will be dedicated to the art of visual storytelling and include works from famous artists such as Norman Rockwell, influential comic books, and items of interest from classic films such as Casablanca and yes, Star Wars.
The museum is expected to break ground early next year and open to the public in 2021.
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