Newswire: The Lucas Museum will break ground in L.A. next year

In January, Los Angeles announced that it would be making some room for the George Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art that Chicago had so much trouble with, and now the Los Angeles City Council has formally granted Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, the specific location they wanted in the city’s Exposition Park. Groundbreaking will begin at some point next year, with the museum itself scheduled to open in 2021.

This news comes from Variety, and the story says that the museum is “a gift to the city of Los Angeles” that will come with an endowment of “at least $400 million”—which Chicago could’ve had if certain groups had been willing to break a silly law about building things on the lakefront. During the city council meeting, Lucas offered some details on why he thinks this museum will be important, explaining that popular art “appeals to people …

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