Lucas selects Chicago to host the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. The location of the museum is set to be between Soldier Field and McCormick Place with an opening sometime in 2018. The museum will house a collection that includes valuable Norman Rockwell paintings, examples of the special effects that Lucas pioneered at Industrial Light & Magic and memorabilia such as the Darth Vader costume.
I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts and architecture. Choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum, but a difficult decision for me personally because of my strong personal and professional roots in the Bay Area.