Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to open 2018 in Chicago

Chicago will be the home for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The Windy City is rolling out the red carpet for George Lucas and his Museum of Narrative Art. Here's the official word from Lucasfilm.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) confirmed yesterday that it will reside in Chicago, and is set for a 17-acre expanse on the city’s Museum Campus. The LMNA will focus on narrative art, showing the development of storytelling from illustration to film to digital.

“We are honored to be partnering with the city of Chicago and the many cultural, educational, and community groups that have come forward with ideas about how the LMNA will add to their vibrant work,” said George Lucas, the museum’s founder. “I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts.”

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The museum’s base collection will come straight from Lucas himself, featuring donated art spanning over a century, and will grow over time. The LMNA is currently scheduled to open in 2018.

To learn more about the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, visit the official site at www.lucasmuseum.org/.

This is a big win for the people of Chicago and will certainly be a must see attraction for fans of film, art and of course the Star Wars Saga.

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