As the first museum to focus exclusively on storytelling through images, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art™ believes that visual storytelling can connect us and help shape a more just society. With a growing collection that encompasses artworks from across cultures, places, times, and mediums, including paintings, sculptures, murals, photography, comic art, book and magazine illustrations, and the arts of filmmaking, the Lucas Museum will explore narrative art’s potential to prompt questions, invite opinions, inspire community, and move people to think about the impact of images on our world.
Co-founded by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson and led by director and CEO Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Lucas Museum was designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects with Stantec as executive architect and will open in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park in 2025. An 11-acre campus with extensive new green space designed by Studio-MLA will embrace the museum’s 300,000-square-foot building, which will feature expansive galleries, two state-of-the-art theaters, and dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, dining, retail, and events.
MISSION AND VISION
We are a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling.
Through visual storytelling, the Lucas Museum expands the role of art and museums for society. The museum inspires thought-provoking ideas and conversations that are relevant within and beyond geographic boundaries. Our work radiates to catalyze more connected and empathetic spaces.
The art of storytelling connects us to shape a more just society.
Our internal and external practices are shaped by the following beliefs and behaviors.
We meet people wherever they are (physically, intellectually, emotionally). Our inclusive practice connects who people are and what people find meaningful to works of art and the work of our organization.
We believe that art can move you to feel, think, reflect, and act.
We believe that nimble thinking and working together yield exponential results.
We approach our work and learning with courage, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of adventure.
Amplify the social impact of narrative art through an approach that bridges the academic and the popular.
Connect to a broad and diverse public by creating an institution rooted in impactful, respectful, and sustainable relationships.
Practice diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging in all operational and programmatic aspects of our work.
Create a healthy and durable institution equipped to fulfill its vision and public mandate.