George Lucas Wants To Build A Museum

SAN FRANCISCO (March 6, 2013)--"Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco's Presidio that would house the art collection he’s amassed over the course of four decades.

The filmmaker says he has long sought to showcase his collection of 150 years of populist art, which includes illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish along with comics and digital technology.

Lucas says he doesn't have enough wall space at his 6,000-acre Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, so he wants to fund and build a museum.

Lucas submitted a 20-page proposal to the Presidio Trust last week, which was one of 16 bids to occupy the former commissary site at Crissy Field.

In December, Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., which is already housed in the Presidio.

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