Details of the much anticipated Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has been revealed by George Lucas at a forum on October 17th.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will open up in the Museum Campus on the city’s lakefront in Chicago
"It's going to be organic architecture, connected to the ground. And it will look like a living thing," he said in the conversation with interviewer Charlie Rose at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Lucas wants a showcase for his collection of popular art, including illustrations by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth as well as works by Lucas's visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic, and other companies.
The museum will also feature art linked to film and digital media, as well as a theater that will screen films and host lectures and workshops.
Lucas, who has collected art since he was in college, explained that by "narrative art" he means "art that tells a story."
"Illustrative art and narrative art has been short-shrifted," he said. "Critics weren't dealing with narrative art. They were interested in modern."
The city will provide the land, but Lucas said he would bankroll construction and the endowment to maintain it.
"I pay for the whole thing and the endowment, and everything," Lucas said.
"You can afford a museum?" Rose asked.
"Yeah, I can," Lucas answered.Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20141018_ap_0a7ae27ceea14cd78bb99b0c523d9138.html#MK2R5skEZ687pQtt.99
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