The George Lucas museum was either going to end up in San Francisco or Los Angeles and now after a few years of debate L.A. has officially been chosen as its home. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Exposition Park.
The board of directors released a statement about the decision.
“While each location offers many unique and wonderful attributes, South Los Angeles’s Promise Zone best positions the museum to have the greatest impact on the broader community, fulfilling our goal of inspiring, engaging and educating a broad and diverse visitorship [sic]. Exposition Park is a magnet for the region and accessible from all parts of the city.”
George Lucas will cover the $1 billion it will cost to build as well as $400 million for operations. The museum will showcase 40,000 pieces from his own personal art collection.