George Lucas plans to open art museum
George Lucas may not be directing the new Star Wars movies, but he’s still found ways to occupy his time. In an interview with CBS This Morning today, Lucas took a reporter around Skywalker Ranch and discussed how he intends to open an art museum in the next chapter of his life. “There is a world of young people who need to be inspired,” the prolific art collector explained.
Highlighting his love of Maxfield Parish and Norman Rockwell, Lucas discussed how he learned a lot about storytelling through art, because artists need to tell a whole story in just one frame. He hopes the new museum, which he plans to open in San Francisco, will inspire young people the way paintings inspired him. “[It’s] the idea of being able to paint your fantasies which is what Star Wars was. Star Wars was there to inspire young people to imagine things, to imagine going anywhere in the universe and doing anything you want to do and using your imagination to entertain yourself.”
Watch the interview below: