George Lucas proposes a $250million Art Museum in San Francisco
The legendary filmmaker George Lucas, who recently retired from filmmaking, has expressed his desire to build a museum in San Francisco’s Presidio region. Last week, he submitted a 20-page proposal to the Presidio Trust. The trust posted the proposal on its website for public to comment on it. The proposed museum called ‘Lucas Cultural Arts Museum’ will house a collection he has been building for more than 40 years. The expected cost to build the museum is in excess of $250 million, which Lucas will cover himself. Further the museum will receive an endowment of $400 million upon opening and when he dies. The creator of Star Wars, who turns 69 in May, said “At this scale, there’s nothing that has ever been done like this.”
The proposed museum will exhibit Lucas’s extensive collection of works by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parish, comic art, and, naturally, props and concepts from the Star Wars films. Now that’s what we call a true treat for the diehard Star Wars fans around the world.