Star Wars creator George Lucas’ L.A. museum approved

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On Tuesday, June 27 the L.A. City Council unanimously approved the go-ahead for Star Wars creator George Lucas’ L.A. Museum of Narrative Art. The project was three years in the making and was proposed for three different cities before the Los Angeles location was finalized.

Producer George Lucas receives National Medal of Arts from former President Obama in 2012.

CNN.com reported that “the $1.2 billion development, dedicated to the art of storytelling, will be built without taxpayer money. Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are set to donate some of their 10,000-strong collection of paintings, illustrations and movie memorabilia. Set to open in 2021, the museum is scheduled to break ground next year. The approved site at Exposition Park, in southern Los Angeles, is close to the University of Southern California, where Lucas studied film.”

L.A. Mayor Garcetti welcomed the new museum. “The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will add another world-class institution to our city’s cultural landscape, and bring a breathtaking architectural jewel to Exposition Park,” he said.

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