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George Lucas to Build Art Museum in San Francisco

March 6, 2013  |  6:00pm
George Lucas to Build Art Museum in San Francisco

He’s just sold his production company Lucasfilm to Disney and recently served as the executive producer on Red Tails, a drama completely different from the fantasy franchise for which he’s best known.

And now Star Wars creator George Lucas is to build a museum in San Francisco.

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Lucas announced his plans to build a museum in San Francisco, ideally, near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Lucas went on to discuss his desire to help “a world of young people who need to be inspired.” And Lucas hopes to do that with a museum that will showcase his collection of over 1,000 pieces of artwork, which heavily features American artists such as Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, according to CBS.

And in an effort to teach visitors about storytelling, Lucas wants to include pieces from blockbuster animated films and pieces that help explain how the technical aspects of movies (such as sets and costumes) are made.

But very little seems to have been finalized yet, as even the dates for the museum project haven’t been released, the Los Angeles Times points out.

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