Los Angeles was chosen by George Lucas over San Francisco to be the location for his $1 billion exhibition museum, with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art set to highlight pieces from the movie producer’s close to home collection of art, including memorabilia from Star Wars and different movies, vintage photos and an amazing choice of conventional canvases. The gallery is looking at a May 4, 2020, dispatch, as indicated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the board of directors for the museum said, “After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process. Settling on a location proved to be an extremely difficult decision precisely because of the desirability of both sites and cities.”
Lucas had beforehand disclosed two unique plans for his proposed Museum of Narrative Art, one for Los Angeles’ Exposition Park and a comparable proposition for a similar historical center to be based on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. At a certain point, Chicago additionally was in the running, yet those arrangements were rejected in June after it confronted restriction from a neighborhood protection gather called Friends of the Parks.
Garcetti expressed gratitude toward Lucas and his better half, businessperson Mellody Hobson, for selecting Los Angeles. At a City Hall press conference, Garcetti said, “They have a vision that museums should not be foreboding places, but should be welcoming. This is not a Star Wars museum. This is a collection of narrative art in a city that has the best storytellers and story-makers in the world. The best collection of Norman Rockwell paintings on Earth. Works from R. Crumb.”
The Mayor likewise singled out Jeffrey Katzenberg, who he stated that he “relentlessly pushed” in the background for the historical center to come to L.A. Los Angeles County Museum of Art chief Michael Govan was another key defender in the city’s campaigning endeavors.