George Lucas Proposes Museum in San Francisco

It would be dedicated to visual storytelling and showcase the filmmaker's vast art collection

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:31 PM PDT
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George Lucas says he wants to fund and build a museum, which will showcase his collection of 150 years of populist art, including illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish along with comics and digital technology.

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"Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco's Presidio that would house an art collection he amassed over four decades.

The filmmaker says he has long sought to showcase his collection of 150 years of populist art, which includes illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish along with comics and digital technology.

Lucas says he doesn't have enough wall space at his 6,000-acre Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, so he wants to fund and build a museum.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Lucas submitted a 20-page proposal to the Presidio Trust last week. It was one of 16 bids to occupy the former commissary site at Crissy Field.

In December, Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., which is already housed in the Presidio.

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