Indiana Jones, Willow, freakin' Star Wars! George Lucas is a film legend!
But in his twilight years, he's becoming known just as much for his philanthropy as his contributions to cinema. The latest example?
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a museum dedicated to art, movies, and memorabilia funded entirely by the man himself, with pieces from his personal collection!
The museum will open in Chicago in 2018, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel could not be happier! He said in a statement:
"George Lucas has revolutionized the art of storytelling over the last four decades and we are honored to be the recipient of this incredible legacy investment that will allow everyone to learn about and experience narrative arts.
Like Marshall Field, John G. Shedd and Max Adler before him, George's philanthropy will inspire and educate for generations. No other museum like this exists in the world, making it a tremendous educational, cultural and job creation asset for all Chicagoans, as well as an unparalleled draw for international tourists."
We're guessing Star Wars fans will come from all around the world to see George's previously private collection, including a scale Millennium Falcon!
Just, be careful of the tiny doors…
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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