The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Re-framing The Popular Filmmaker’s Legacy

Concept Design: Los Angeles Renderings for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Ma Yansong, MAD Architects Beijing, China. Photos: courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: filmmaker George Lucas has never received an Academy Award. “I’ve been nominated, but I’ve never won,” Lucas explained to Charlie Rose in a December 2015 interview; “I’m too popular for that.” Popular and then some, with a net worth of over 5 billion dollars—the bulk of that having come from his 2012 sale of Lucasfilm to Disney—Lucas’s commercial success has endowed him with wealth on a scale that will allow him to do whatever he wants for the rest of his life, critics and doubters be damned.

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