The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has delayed its opening again as construction continues in L.A.’s Exposition Park.
L.A.’s Exposition Park sees the Lucas Museum pushing its planned launch from 2022 to 2023. The museum that is founded by filmmaker George Luca and his wife Mellody Hobson announced Tuesday that its targeted opening has now been delayed by another two years. The museum, currently slated to open in 2025 (high hopes of no further delays) at Exposition Park. The Lucas Museum will feature a five-story, 300,000-square-foot building on an 11-acre campus that includes the surrounding park and gardens.
Director and CEO Sandra Jackson-Dumont stressed that the facility, will have a focus on all forms of narrative art rather than solely displaying movie memorabilia. the Lucas Museum will strive to mix both high-brow and mass-produced work. She also shared that the museum, which has plans to include two 299-seat movie theaters, will house the Lucasfilm archive.
“The campus with its iconic building and arched belly that creates a canopy, coupled with the 200-plus trees taking root in the park, together create another community gathering place with much needed shade for our neighbors and others who will use the site,” Jackson-Dumont’s statement continued. “We’re thrilled to share this significant progress, and I look forward to keeping the public informed as we forge ahead.”