Lucas Cultural Arts Museum

The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (LCAM) will be an institution devoted to the art and design of storytelling. LCAM’s program envisions a dynamic mix of three collections—Illustration and Storytelling Art; Digital Art and Art in Motion—complemented by educational and outreach programs. It is a museum that aims to be porous and open. Spread across the site, the museum’s program would claim a vast swath of land at the waterfront, while simultaneously appearing as a supplicant to the enormity of Soldier field. Tied to the ground, the building in this form is neither iconic nor civic; its generosity is thwarted by its breadth, its grandness swamped by the bombast of its neighbor.