George Lucas’ art museum will be built in Chicago, not San Francisco
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Supposedly retired filmmaker George Lucas has an extensive collection of art and film memorabilia, built up from his decades in the movie business. What he didn’t have until now is somewhere to show that collection off to the public. Lucas has spent the last two years putting together plans for a museum that would house his treasures. Today, he announced that the center, known as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, would be built in Chicago.
The location is something of a surprise. It was expected that San Francisco would be chosen as the museum’s home by virtue of Lucas’ close ties to the city: both Lucasarts and Industrial Light & Magic call the city’s Presidio region home. Indeed, Lucas submitted plans to the Presidio Trust, which…