Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a museum founded by filmmaker George Lucas and businesswoman, president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson. The museum will consist of paintings, illustration, photography, cinematic art and digital art from Lucas's own personal collection, and a Star Wars exhibit. After years of planning and location changes from San Francisco’s Presidio area to Chicago, it will be located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, across the street from George Lucas’s alma mater, the University of Southern California.
On July 18, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art held a panel discussion and preview of its highly anticipated collection of exhibits. The panel consisted of curators Ryan Linkof, Anastasia James, and Erin M. Curtis. They walked attendees through the collection era-by-era after showing a batch of concept art showcasing what the museum's final physical form will look like upon its completion in 2021.
During the panel, they showed an image of George Lucas working alongside the museum’s curators to plan the layout of the state-of-the-art building’s floor plan and exhibits.
The collection will include World Art prior to the 20th Century, but the primary focus will be on Western narrative art from legendary creators such as Norman Rockwell, Charles M. Schulz, and Jack Kirby. Guests will have the opportunity to see iconic Americana, science fiction cover paintings and concept art for NASA within the galleries. Illustrations from pulp magazines and children’s books, influential comic art, and renowned photography will be on display as well.
Most notably, the Museum will include exhibits dedicated entirely to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, including a vast collection of art and props from both series.