15 Filmmakers Besides George Lucas Getting Their Own Museums

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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

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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

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Admission is free, but the museum hopes you’ll do the right thing by becoming an annual member.

MICHAEL BAY: THE MUSEUM

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Located at the end of Navy Pier, this museum explodes every summer weekend at 9pm.

BRYAN SINGER MUSEUM

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Boys under 18 are admitted free!

WOODY ALLEN MUSEUM

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Girls under 18 are admitted free!

AKIRA KUROSAWA MUSEUM

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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

Lee Daniels

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Based on the museum Push by Sapphire.

DAVID O. RUSSELL O. MUSEUM

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Constantly exhibiting Jennifer Lawrence!

MUSÉE DU ROMAN POLANSKI

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Originally located in Chinatown, this museum has fled to Europe.

SCORSESE

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Getting through the museum takes over three hours but could easily be done in one and a half.

OLIVER STONE.

STONE

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Only features exhibits in the Left Wing.

SOFIA COPPOLA MUSEUM

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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

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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

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No matter how bad his work gets, Johnny Depp always gets a free pass!

KATHRYN BIGELOW MUSEUM

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Despite its comparatively low budget, this award winner deservedly outshines the competition; most notably, its former partner, The James Cameron Museum.

Greg Ott is a writer, comedian and actor living in Chicago. Follow his pictures at instagram.com/gregott.

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