After years of searching, a permanent home was finally found for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in LA’s Exposition Park. The Los Angeles council has finally approved the construction of the museum that will house the extensive art and memorabilia collection of the Star Wars director and creator George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson.
The museum that will be designed by the MAD architects will also contain paintings by impressionist masters in the likes of Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir including various items from the Star Wars franchise like Luke Skywalker’s original light-saber and the mask of Darth Vader.
The proposed museum will occupy 290,000 square feet, one-third of which will be dedicated to gallery space. To be spread on the 5-story building will be a movie theatre, lecture hall, library, offices, restaurant and several digital classroom spaces. The green-roof terrace will be accessible to the public while a 2,425 space will be dedicated to parking. An 11-acre park will surround the spaceship-like structure and can be explored by visitors.
No taxpayer money will spent on the development of the museum because it will be privately funded. The museum is scheduled to break ground next year with an expected opening date in 2021. New renderings gave people an idea on how the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts will look like. The design made by the MAD architects was presented to the LA planning commission.
An expansive collection of artworks, illustrations and artefacts will showcase visual storytelling. The new renderings show a slightly compact version of the original design with more of the museum program moved to the ground floor along Exposition Road. Other new elements include a clove-like area with a waterfall. The museum will be built on what used to be the site two existing parking lots that are owned by the city and will span over a pedestrian walkway.
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