On March 14, Los Angeles broke ground on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park. But the site was not the first choice for the sprawling museum that will house 15,000 pieces of art and archival material from Director George Lucas’ personal collection. Vanity Fair follows the journey of the Lucas Museum from San Francisco to Chicago and finally LA in an in-depth article that has many twists and turns as a George Lucas film. Read the full article here.
The story details how art from “well-known Norman Rockwell paintings to original illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Babar, as well as drawings by Beatrix Potter and Jacob Lawrence, and works by Mayfield Parrish” will make their home in Exposition Park housed in a building that architect Ma Yansong described as “feeling like an organic cloud floating above the park—it feels like the building can float away.”
While the Lucas Museum’s narrative art will surely dazzle art lovers as well as film buffs, it was the fact that “there would be a hundred schools in a five-mile radius of the museum” that ultimately lured Lucas back to LA.