What if a visitor saw all art in a museum through the lens of storytelling? What stories would the art tell us? How do these stories connect across time, space, cultures, and medium?
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a new museum under construction in Los Angeles. Founded by philanthropist, filmmaker, and storyteller George Lucas, and his wife, Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum is dedicated to inspiring current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling.
Through a rich collection of original illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, the Lucas Museum will engage visitors with works that were created (and many extensively reproduced) for the purpose of telling stories to wide audiences. Featuring ancient works of art with figurative narratives to works by Norman Rockwell that graced the covers of The Saturday Evening Post for decades to George Herriman’s Krazy Kat comics and early cinematic storyboards for Star Wars, the museum will pull together narrative works from many places and times which together help tell the stories of our humanity.