The 'New 9th' District Welcomes the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

01 July, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • LA City Council OKs Plans for George Lucas Museum

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to approve environmental reviews for the MAD Architects-designed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Courtesy MAD Architects) The $1 billion museum is created to sit on two large piers, with museum and park programs elevated above the site.

The City of Los Angeles has announced approval of George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art.

Groundbreaking is estimated for early next year, with a 36-month construction timeline and an opening set for sometime in 2021.

The Lucas collection is believed to comprise around 10,000 paintings, illustrations and other items, and features works by Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Thomas Hart Benton, among others.

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"People come to Los Angeles from all over the world to be inspired by art, and to see things they have only imagined become real through storytelling", said mayor Eric Garcetti following the council's decision. Concept designs for the museum show it being built in the same neighborhood as the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and reveal a very futuristic take on architecture. "That's where I learned movies". Hobson said, half-joking. "Despite this long journey, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was always meant to be in Los Angeles". That's where I learned my craft.

The proposed 300,000-square-foot complex will rise five stories-roughly 115 feet-and contain a movie theater, lecture hall, library, restaurant, and digital classroom spaces, all in addition to its galleries. "Basically where I started my career was in school here", he told the council Tuesday.

Home to the country's movie industry, the new Californian museum will also offer a behind the scenes look at filmmaking as well as one-of-a-kind exhibits dedicated to visual storytelling. USC has a big film program that Lucas and many other famous directors were a part of. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is scheduled to open a museum at Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in 2019.

Popular art, he said, is the glue that holds people together, that teaches them that while we may have differences we have similar aspirations.

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