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Lucas Selects LA for $1B Museum

George Lucas selected a site in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park to house his proposed $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will feature pieces from his personal collection, including film memorabilia, vintage photographs and traditional paintings. The Star Wars filmmaker had also been considering a rival site on San Francisco’s Treasure Island.

The Lucas Museum board’s decision to build the roughly 275,000-square-foot facility in L.A. was driven by the sites’ location within South Los Angeles’ Promise Zone. The board says that places the museum in a solid position “to have the greatest impact on the broader community.”

Now, the museum’s board must finalize the details toward building “what we believe will be one of the most imaginative and inclusive art museums in the world, a global destination that all Angelenos and Californians will be proud to call their own.”

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