The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a $1.2 billion undertaking, is scheduled to open in Exposition Park in South Los Angeles in 2021, with construction starting in early 2018.
Designed by MAD Architects, the futuristic-looking museum will contain more than 100,000 square feet of gallery space, plus classrooms, a library, two theaters, an eatery, and a public rooftop garden. It will rise on land occupied now by two parking lots, just west of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It will be in walking distance from two stops on the Expo Line light rail.
Hardly a museum of Star Wars, the new institution will focus will be on “the power of storytelling across all media, including paintings, illustrations, and moving images,” and it will display items from Lucas’s own collection (he’s a big-time Norman Rockwell collector).
Here’s all the news coverage of the museum.