“The Preservationists Strike Back” could be the title for the latest episode in the saga of Star Wars director George Lucas’s planned $300 million Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Chicago.
Yesterday morning the news broke that filmmaker George Lucas will locate his
Death Star museum in Chicago, not in San Francisco or LA, as previously discussed. Also, it seems the museum is being renamed, from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (which was redundant anyway) to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
American propaganda has come a long way since genteel writer Peter Mathieesen founded The Paris Review as part of his CIA gig in postwar France. The Washington Post today reported that the intelligence agency tapped Donald Levine, the seasoned former Hasbro executive responsible for G.I. Joe, to create a demonic Osama Bin Laden toy for distribution in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
Here are five museums that have made it through the obstacles of committees, construction, and community and are (more or less) finally set to open in the imminent future.