Earlier this year, it was announced that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (funded largely by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson) is officially chartered to land in Exposition Park in downtown LA. The apropos aesthetics of the space-age museum were designed by renowned Chinese Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. The museum’s theme—narrative—will be woven through many different media within the visual arts. The museum will include lecture halls, theaters (with daily film screenings), digital classrooms, shops, restaurants, a vast library, and ample green space. And of course, the museum will house an extensive collection of Star Wars memorabilia.
The museum hopes to be a large presence in the community—and the 100 elementary through high schools in the surrounding area—by offering educational outreach programs.
The building is set to open on May 4, 2020. To learn more visit: lucasmuseum.org