Los Angeles has been confirmed as the new home of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will display the Star Wars creator’s collection of illustrations, paintings and digital art from the beloved film franchise.
Chicago was originally the intended site, before legal wrangles with a preservation group saw it shift to California.
Bankrolled by Lucas at a cost of US$1 billion, the museum will now be located in Exposition Park in downtown L.A., in the vicinity of the University of Southern California where Lucas studied during the 1970s.
And it won’t just be Star Wars art from Lucas’s collection on display – the museum will also feature memorabilia from classic Hollywood films like Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz and The Ten Commandments.
L.A. is the logical choice, positioning The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as a major tourist attraction alongside Universal Studios, Disneyland, Hollywood et al.