SAN FRANCISCO
03/05/2013 08:58 pm ET Updated Mar 05, 2013

George Lucas Art Museum Is Coming To San Francisco

The force is alive in San Francisco.

Just months after selling Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas is setting his sights on a new project: a San Francisco-based art museum. Lucas told CBS This Morning the space will continue the mission he started with his films.

"Star Wars was there to inspire young people to imagine things," Lucas told CBS. The museum will serve a similar purpose.

An avid collector, Lucas' first art purchase was a comic book illustration costing about $25. His current collection consists of pieces from Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. He has more than 1,000 works of art, enough to rotate a gallery collection every six months for six years, CBS reports.

Lucas plans to build the museum on piece of land overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

In addition to displaying art, the museum will teach young people about the craft of storytelling. He hopes to explain the process of designing sets, characters and costumes to visitors.

Lucas' art taste is not refined, he said. However, it inspired the world he created in the Star Wars Films.

"I don't see anything wrong with having [an] idealistic, sentimental, fun point of view," Lucas told CBS. "Especially for people that are growing up."

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