Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to open in 2021
George Lucas is visiting a galaxy on the edge of downtown Los Angeles to break ground on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
The "Star Wars" creator and his wife are joined Wednesday morning by several city and county officials to ceremoniously begin work on turning a section of Exposition Park into the new museum.
Lucas says the institution's goal is to introduce people to the various forms of visual storytelling, ranging from paintings and drawings to comic strips, cartoons and digital and traditional films.
The museum is scheduled to open in 2021.
Lucas, his wife, Mellody Hobson, and their foundation are paying for the museum's construction and endowment.
City officials say that makes it the largest gift ever given to a municipality.