Chicago Wins George Lucas Museum

  • June 24, 2014 21:07

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George Lucas and wife, Mellody Hobson.
The city of Chicago triumphed in luring 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas to build his museum there. His 500,000-piece collection of American art and movie memorabilia will head to a 17-acre site near Chicago's Soldier Field after beating out a waterfront site in San Francisco and a location near USC in Los Angeles, where Lucas went to film school.

Originally named the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the future museum has been renamed the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, according to Chicago City Hall officials on Tuesday. The museum may be open by 2018.

"Choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum, but a difficult decision for me personally because of my strong personal and professional roots in San Francisco," said Lucas, who hails from Modesto, Ca. Lucas' wife, Mellody Hobson, is from Chicago and the couple maintains a home there.

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