As a creator of visually brilliant worlds and master of exciting narratives in film, George Lucas wants to engage the minds and grow the imaginations of the storytellers of tomorrow. Today was the official groundbreaking for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will reside at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. Lucas’ museum will highlight fine and popular art in a variety of mediums in a celebration of visual storytelling. No matter the artistic knowledge or skill level, the Museum of Narrative Art will have something all visitors can enjoy and appreciate from films and comics, to classic works and digital art.
The goal is to inspire creativity with educational talks, seminars, temporary exhibits, and film screenings. This non-profit museum will be open to the public and will also offer programs for students from elementary grades to college. Lucas’ and his family have invested more than $1 billion in the museum. Additionally, a project of this size will have a small, but positive impact on the economy by creating over 1,500 construction and 350 permanent jobs. Below is a video of the groundbreaking ceremony:
The museum project is set to be complete in 2021 and will house items form Lucas’ own personal collection.