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Fans of ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas are probably aware of the fact that he’s been wanting to build a museum dedicated to popular culture, illustration, and the digital arts for some time. He moved his base of operations to the Presidio, San Francisco’s national park, in 2005 apparently with the understanding that he would be allowed to build his Cultural Arts Museum at that location, but the road has been slow going.

The Presidio Trust, the organization that runs the Presidio park, obviously feels that no such assurances were made to Lucas regarding his plans to build the museum. Rather, they initiated a contest in which bidders are able to submit proposals for museums. Currently, there are three bidders – one being George Lucas. He had recently stated that he would take his museum proposal to Chicago, claiming the support of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. Chicago has become a second home to Lucas since his marriage to local businesswoman Mellody Hobson this past June.

In late September, however, he made an appearance at a Presidio Trust meeting and renewed his appeal….

(Source: New York Times, Lucas Cultural Arts-YouTube)

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2 Comments

  1. Melinda
    October 1, 2013 at 23:55 Reply

    I admit that I would not be disappointed to see the museum in Chicago. It’s a lot closer to where I live than San Francisco … so I would get to visit it more often! 🙂 That being said, I hope George gets to build the museum where he’s always envisioned seeing it. The Bay Area is his home, and I definitely can understand why he’d like to see the museum in his backyard, so to speak. 🙂 And the Presidio would be a beautiful setting for the museum. 🙂

  2. Lisa
    October 2, 2013 at 16:18 Reply

    I’m still rooting for Chicago. 😉

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