After much deliberation on location, George Lucas and his team have decided to make Los Angeles the home of his museum.
The museum will showcase the director’s work and memorabilia from his iconic films. Built in Exposition Park, the project is being financed by himself will cost more than $1 billion. According to Daily Breeze, the director is hoping to title the location “The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art”.
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Los Angeles ganhará um novo museu, o do George Lucas. O projeto, assinado pelo escritório MAD, será no Exposition Park. LA se firmará como um dos melhores destinos nos Estados Unidos para quem ama arquitetura. Agora é ficar de olho. ____ Via @dezeen ____ #georgelucasmuseum #losangeles #losangelesarchitecture #madarchitects #architecture #architeturelovers #arquitetura #georgelucas
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Fans can expect to see his personal collection of over 40,000 different paintings, illustrations, and film-related items. His Hollywood memorabilia will include pieces from films such as Star Wars and The Ten Commandments.
Creating this vision has not been an easy project. San Francisco offered a special location for George to call home. The Treasure Island offer, located in the middle of the bay, caused some rivalry between the two cities. Lucas is a alumni of the film school at University of Southern California which happens to be across the street from the decided museum location. San Francisco was hoping that he would choose their city since the director has lived in the Bay Area for most of his life.
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Organizers for the project stated that “we have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process.” I mean, how many times can you say that two well-known cities have fought for you?
Granted, this impending museum is expected to be a major source of revenue for the city. LA mayor Eric Garetti stated that “millions of Angelenos and visitors will enjoy an extraordinary collection anchored in storytelling - an art that carries so much meaning in the history and legacy of Los Angeles.”
It makes sense to have one of the most well-known directors to have his museum in the city that is known for art and film. Groundbreaking is planned for the end of the year and the museum is targeted to open in 2021.
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