LA considered for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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Fans of "Star Wars" could soon have a place to reflect on pieces of work in California as creator George Lucas is possibly looking to open a narrative art museum in the state. (KABC)

Fans of "Star Wars" could soon have a place to reflect on pieces of work in California as creator George Lucas is possibly looking to open a narrative art museum in the state.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art could be a nice business and tax revenue boost for whatever city it lands in, and Los Angeles is making a full court press for it to come here.

A rendering of what the museum would look like in Chicago was created, but the filmmaker is pulling his project out of that city after a prolonged legal fight with a group called Friends of the Park.

In a statement on Friday, Lucas shared his frustration saying, "No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot."

So where could the museum open now? Lucas' team confirmed San Francisco is now under consideration, but so is L.A.

In the past, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested Lucas move to Exposition Park, where the California Science Center is among a cluster of museums already in place.

On Friday, Garcetti argued L.A. is already a home to many art collections and would be a great choice for the Lucas Museum.

"Tens of millions of people visit our city every year, and L.A. has unquestioned stature as a world's arts capital, thanks to institutions like the Broad, the Getty, MOCA, and LACMA. We would welcome the opportunity to be a permanent home for this incredible collection."

Lucas already donated hundreds of millions of dollars to his alma mater, USC, which is down the street from Exposition Park.
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