George Lucas Museum Comes to Los Angeles


Paul Diaz, Staff Writer

George Lucas is American filmmaker and entrepreneur who is well known as the director of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. He’s at the greatest point of his life because not only are the new Star Wars movies doing great, he is also going to build a billion dollar museum at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This concept was established in 2014 but the location wasn’t for sure until December 2016.

Los Angeles won out against San Francisco to host the museum and it will be in Exposition Park, home to many museums like the Natural History Museum, the California African American Museum and the California Science Center. The museums’ boards think this area is great because Los Angeles is a diverse community and it will be a great addition to all the other museums.

The San Francisco location would have been closer to Lucas’s Sky Ranch home but the location in Los Angeles is close to his alma mater, which is USC, and where he attended film school. The billion dollar museum will be the neighbor of USC, where Mr. Lucas is a multi million dollar donor.

The museum will have works by Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, and lastly N.C. Wyeth. The museum will also include storyboards, memorabilia plus many Hollywood props.

Los Angeles is going to acquire a new gem with the George Lucas Museum and its presence at Exposition Park will make Los Angeles even more beautiful than it already is. Imagine Los Angeles in a few years–it will be even more diverse with this new museum and the new LAFC and Rams/Chargers stadiums in Los Angeles and Inglewood, respectively. Hopefully a trip to Exposition Park will be an amazing experience and a fun time with family or friends.