Los Angeles (USA) will finally host the museum for the Narrative Arts of the creator of the “Star Wars” saga, George Lucas, a project that will cost one billion dollars, paid almost entirely by the filmmaker, and will open in 2020.
The Lucas Museum for Narrative Arts will host works from the Star Wars creator’s own collection and will “celebrate the power of visual narrative within a framework full of paintings, illustrations, photographs, movies, animations and digital art” , as detailed on the project website.
The museum will feature pieces by Norman Rockwell, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as articles from Lucas films, belonging to the franchises of “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” among other films.
The museum board said that “after extensive research and extended deliberation,” it had decided to build the museum in the area of Exposition Park, Los Angeles. The city of Los Angeles was imposed on Chicago and San Francisco.
“Now we will focus on finalizing the details and building what we believe will be one of the most imaginative and welcoming museums in the world, a global destination for all the Angels and Californians who can proudly call it their own,” said the board of directors of the institution .
“Thanks to George Lucas, millions of Angels people and visitors will enjoy an extraordinary collection based on narrative, an art that has enormous significance in the history and legacy of city of Angels”, said the mayor of the city in a statement.
Los Angeles (USA), January 11, 2017, EFE / PracticaEspañol