‘Star Wars’ and so much more; Latest look inside the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as the project takes shape ahead of its 2025 opening
EXHIBITION PARK (KABC) — The long-awaited Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is taking shape in Exposition Park. Since breaking ground in 2018, the official opening is now on track to debut in 2025. And you can bet that when the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art opens, it will be a mecca for Star Wars fans. The museum was co-founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson.
Museum Director and CEO Sandra Jackson-Dumont says they are the custodians of the Lucas Film Archives, and while people come for Star Wars, they will leave after seeing and learning so much more.
“Sculptures and paintings and artworks that are about how images have helped us think differently and a certain way,” Jackson-Dumont said. “And they will also have images that are challenging and artworks that tell the stories of a specific time and place or about the future.”
Exposition Park is already home to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the California African-American Museum, the California Science Center, and two stadiums.
The main focus of the museum is storytelling. The 300,000 square foot building spans eleven acres and is right in the heart of Exposition Park.
“We hope that people will go home and understand how images have shaped us as human beings, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse,” Jackson-Dumont said. “That they actually played a huge role in how we view society and how societies have been shaped over time.”
After construction there will be a new park, restaurant and cinemas to name just a few of the highlights. Besides the art, the organizers say they are making a cultural impact by creating jobs.
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