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….