We, in Mid-Michigan, are lucky enough to be only 3.5 hours away from Chicago, by car. On the other hand, we're also lucky that we're 3.5 hours away from Chicago every morning rush hour.

However, one of the great reasons to make the drive to Chicago, are it's world -class museums. The Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Lincoln Park Zoo - just to name a few. Well, Chicago is about to get a brand new museum in 2018. And you can thank George Lucas.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be on Lake Michigan, just to the south of Soldier Field. According to CBS-San Francisco, construction starts in March. The design plans are being tweaked right now. Some people think the final design looks like a sand dune - or Jabba the Hutt. The museum will feature narrative art - art that tells a story. From ancient paintings to comic books, to photographs, to movies and digital art. Even pin-up art from the 40s and 50s.

I plan to be there as soon as it opens. Here's the story.


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