George Lucas breaks ground on LA’s Museum of Narrative Art

  • “Star Wars” creator filmmaker George Lucas, right, and his wife Mellody Hobson, left, and Don Bacigalupi, Founding President, center, attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 14, 2018. . The institution, scheduled to open in 2021, is envisioned as not just a repository for “Star Wars” memorabilia but a wide-ranging museum representing all forms of visual storytelling from paintings and drawings to comic strips and digital and traditional films. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES — Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials Wednesday in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling.