The LA City Council affirmed the designs for the venture in a consistent vote on Tuesday. As it is, in a consistent 14-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council affirmed plans to assemble the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park in South Los Angeles. The new museum will change what are currently 11 acres of concrete, that is; eight expert football fields, into a lavish garden space and public park that the museum will drift over like a docked spaceship. After fizzled endeavors to cut out spaces in Chicago and San Francisco, George Lucas and his spouse Mellody Hobson have at last discovered a home for their much-awaited museum.
Recently, the President of the Museum, Don Bacigalupi stated;
“Today was a great day. There was an enormous outpouring of support from the council, from the mayor, from the county supervisors, and it’s been like that from the beginning in our engagement with Los Angeles. Unlike other places, there’s been tremendous alignment and cooperation among the city, the county, and the state in order to make the museum possible here.”
The museum which is designed by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects will source from Lucas and Hobson’s broad art accumulation, concentrating on how awesome stories are explained to through various mediums and why they are vital.
Development of the museum is slated to start in the early 2018 and is to be finished at some point in 2021. The Lucas estate has the museum registered as a non-profit organization and will be picking up the venture’s over-$1.2 billion cost.
Situated within the walking distance of 100 K-12 schools, the Lucas Museum wants to wind up being another education center for the offspring of South Los Angeles.
The museum intends to have an assortment of open lectures, classes, workshops, after school projects, and camps.
Bacigalupi further says,
“We also have opportunities to partner with organizations within Expo park, there are three great museums already there that will be great neighbors and collaborators. We will obviously work to collaborate with all of the great schools in the region to offer educational programs.”
Once finished, the museum will highlight two film theaters, an education center with best in class classrooms, an open research library, a bistro and an eatery, and, obviously, a museum store.
Bacigalupi further adds;
“It’s been wonderful working with leadership and the community in Los Angeles and South LA and we’re really excited to get started.”