George Lucas’ art museum will be built in Chicago, not San Francisco

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Supposedly retired filmmaker George Lucas has an extensive collection of art and film memorabilia, built up from his decades in the movie business. What he didn’t have — until now — is somewhere to show that collection off to the public. Lucas has spent the last two years putting together plans for a museum that would house his treasures. Today, he announced that the center, known as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, would be built in Chicago.

The location is something of a surprise. It was expected that San Francisco would be chosen as the museum’s home by virtue of Lucas’ close ties to the city: both Lucasarts and Industrial Light & Magic call the city’s Presidio region home. Indeed, Lucas submitted plans to the Presidio Trust, which…

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