George Lucas’s next big project is thrilling: a museum dedicated to the popular arts such as illustration, comics, film design and animation. According to an interview with CBS, he initially plans to rotate his personal art collection which numbers thousands of pieces, and includes works by Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell.
Lucas hints that he’s looking to base the museum, the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, in San Francisco’s Presidio Park, which is not only where ILM is located, but also the site of Diane Disney Miller’s fantastic Walt Disney Family Museum. [UPDATE: Brew reader ‘Bell’ notes that Lucas has already confirmed he is eying the Presidio. Lucas submitted a concept proposal—he is one of sixteen contenders—for an empty site at the Presidio earlier this month. You can download the entire 30-page Lucas Cultural Arts Museum proposal in PDF form (4.2MB). Wonderful stuff.]