George Lucas, the acclaimed filmmaker behind American Graffiti and other lesser-known movies, announced plans this week to open a a brand new Chicago museum honoring, among other things, his contributions to the art of cinema.
Capitalizing on this high-profile development, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has quickly approved several other projects by these 15 esteemed auteurs:
THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION OF AGED THINGS
This fragile museum, located inside of a doll house in a Ravenswood mansion, features dedicated wings for antiquated technology, stationery, and borderline incest.
SPIKE LEE MUXEUM
Admission is free, but the museum hopes you’ll do the right thing by becoming an annual member.
MICHAEL BAY: THE MUSEUM
Located at the end of Navy Pier, this museum explodes every summer weekend at 9pm.
BRYAN SINGER MUSEUM
Boys under 18 are admitted free!
WOODY ALLEN MUSEUM
Girls under 18 are admitted free!
AKIRA KUROSAWA MUSEUM
You swear to your museum buff friends that you’ve visited this museum several times but there’s no way you could ever name a single exhibit.
LEE DANIELS’ THE MUSEUM
Based on the museum Push by Sapphire.
DAVID O. RUSSELL O. MUSEUM
Constantly exhibiting Jennifer Lawrence!
MUSÉE DU ROMAN POLANSKI
Originally located in Chinatown, this museum has fled to Europe.
Getting through the museum takes over three hours but could easily be done in one and a half.
Only features exhibits in the Left Wing.
SOFIA COPPOLA MUSEUM
Before exiting, a guide will whisper an inaudible secret to you that might just change the context of your relationship with the museum. (Despite being asked repeatedly, the curator continues to refuse to share what he whispered.)
STEVEN SODERBERGH MUSEUM
Even though this museum has technically quit being a museum, it still curates high profile collections while pretending it’s not.
THE TIM BURTON MUSEUM
No matter how bad his work gets, Johnny Depp always gets a free pass!
KATHRYN BIGELOW MUSEUM
Despite its comparatively low budget, this award winner deservedly outshines the competition; most notably, its former partner, The James Cameron Museum.
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