The Autry

The Autry Museum for the history, art, and stories of the American West. The Autry is a museum dedicated to bringing together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future.
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The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach.

Operating as usual

12/17/2020

Enjoy this piece by Chris Pierce, then head over to the Autry Salon Series page to hear more of Pierce’s music and a fascinating conversation between him and David Cartwright, Chair of the Autry Board of Trustees. https://theautry.org/PastArtistsSalons

Looking for gifts for loved ones (or be honest, yourself)? Check out the Autry Store. The Autry Store carries a vast arr...
12/16/2020

Looking for gifts for loved ones (or be honest, yourself)? Check out the Autry Store. The Autry Store carries a vast array of unique items—from books to music to fine art—including a large selection of Native American jewelry, pottery, and baskets. https://shop.theautry.org/

12/16/2020

Explores the work of women as told through photographs, letters, and diaries in What's Her Story: Women in the Archives. This online exhibition reveals compelling events in the lives of 20th- and 21st-century women and highlights how they document their activities in their own voices, preserving a legacy and the archivists’ work that makes these stories discoverable. #ArchivingWomen https://theautry.org/exhibitions/whats-her-story-women-in-the-archives

New Video Tutorial: Crocheting the Collection This new series teaches the relaxing and creative craft of crochet using t...
12/09/2020
Crocheting the Collection: Striped Dishcloth

New Video Tutorial: Crocheting the Collection

This new series teaches the relaxing and creative craft of crochet using the Autry's collection as inspiration. Instructor Julie Kadoi takes you through the steps to make a range of projects. In this first lesson, appropriate for all levels, learn to make striped dishcloths. bit.ly/37Q47HM

Using the Autry’s collection as inspiration, this series of video tutorials teaches the relaxing and creative craft of crochet. Julie Kadoi takes you through the steps to make a range of…

Now through December 15, receive 10% off ALL purchases at the Autry Store by using the case sensitive offer code: GIFT T...
12/04/2020

Now through December 15, receive 10% off ALL purchases at the Autry Store by using the case sensitive offer code: GIFT TIME. Pick up unique pieces like this Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Santa, clothes, books, art, and more! https://bit.ly/3oo6po9

Presenting iconic wilderness advocate John Muir as a starting point, this video conversation explores issues of access t...
12/03/2020
It's Complicated: John Muir’s Legacy…Whose Land is it Anyway?

Presenting iconic wilderness advocate John Muir as a starting point, this video conversation explores issues of access to public lands and the dispossession of Native people. Featuring Leah Mata-Fragua (Northern Chumash); Ron Goode (North Fork Mono); Sandy Hernandez, Latino Outdoors; and Char Miller, Pomona College.

It’s Complicated is a series of conversations that bring together a variety of voices to discuss the legacies of historical people, places, and events. These histories may be confusing, difficult,…

Now Online!: What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives explores the work of women as told through photographs, letters, an...
12/02/2020
What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives

Now Online!: What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives explores the work of women as told through photographs, letters, and diaries. This exhibition reveals compelling events in the lives of 20th- and 21st-century women and highlights how they document their activities in their own voices—preserving a legacy and the archivists’ work that makes these stories discoverable. #ArchivingWomen

The exhibition was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

At the heart of every story is an archive, and at the heart of every archive is a story. In honor of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, What’s Her Story: Women in the…

Warm autumn greetings from the Autry Museum family to yours.🖼: Harry Fonseca (Nisenan Maidu/Native Hawaiian/Portuguese, ...
11/25/2020

Warm autumn greetings from the Autry Museum family to yours.
🖼: Harry Fonseca (Nisenan Maidu/Native Hawaiian/Portuguese, 1946–2006), Autumn Sonata #31A . Autry Museum; 2016.10.209

This Thursday on Zoom: Join author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University ...
11/18/2020
Book Talk Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas

This Thursday on Zoom: Join author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon and DeLanna Studi (Cherokee), artistic director of Native Voices at the Autry for a discussion on Ostler's book Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - Join us for a conversation between author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon and DeLanna Studi (Cherokee), artistic director of Native…

Among the best-known art forms of California Indians are baskets. These include the elegant woven caps, sometimes adorne...
11/17/2020

Among the best-known art forms of California Indians are baskets. These include the elegant woven caps, sometimes adorned with feathers and dentalium shells, worn in Northwestern California’s Klamath River watershed ceremonies. In this work, Linda Aguilar (Chumash) has reinvented basket weaving for a contemporary context. Her sculptural basket references the forms of ceremonial basket caps, but also includes nontraditional adornments—such as bingo markers—that remind us of more recent community traditions. Aguilar’s materials also include cut-up pieces of a credit card with a visible VISA logo and 3-digit security code. By referencing today’s commercial banking and credit markets, the artist contrasts contemporary notions of material wealth with the ceremonial and spiritual wealth of the Ancestors.

Visit theautry.org/WIRISR to see this piece and more works from California Native artists as part of When I Remember I See Red.

Basket was donated by Monica Jane Wyatt to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, 2013.27.1

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

This Thursday, join the Autry's DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) and author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and P...
11/17/2020
Book Talk Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas

This Thursday, join the Autry's DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) and author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon, for a discussion of Ostler's book, Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas. The book documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - Join us for a conversation between author Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon and DeLanna Studi (Cherokee), artistic director of Native…

11/16/2020
The American Indian Arts Marketplace: Honoring 30 Years

Watch “The American Indian Arts Marketplace: Honoring 30 Years” | Enjoy this first cut of our short documentary on the American Indian Arts Marketplace. Featured as part of our virtual #AutryMarketplace 2020

Enjoy this first cut of our short documentary on the American Indian Arts Marketplace. Featured as part of our virtual Marketplace 2020 at TheAutry.org/Marketplace.…

11/15/2020
The American Indian Arts Marketplace: Honoring 30 Years

Our short documentary on #AutryMarketplace is now streaming! Revisit some familiar places and faces along with all the other virtual happenings at TheAutry.org/Marketplace!

Enjoy this first cut of our short documentary on the American Indian Arts Marketplace. Featured as part of our virtual Marketplace 2020 at TheAutry.org/Marketplace.…

11/15/2020

It's the last day to see Native Voices at the Autry's 10th Annual Short Play Festival. See Native playwrights explore the subject of dress codes during this live reading. More info: TheAutry.org/NativeVoices

11/14 & 15 @ 1:30 pm pst: Native Voices at the Autry is going live on Zoom to present readings by Native playwrights. Se...
11/14/2020

11/14 & 15 @ 1:30 pm pst: Native Voices at the Autry is going live on Zoom to present readings by Native playwrights. See them tackle the subject of dress codes and how they affect Indigenous people. More info: TheAutry.org/NativeVoices

Autry Marketplace Live! is happening today from 11 am-3 pm pst. Interact, and connect with Native artists virtually duri...
11/14/2020

Autry Marketplace Live! is happening today from 11 am-3 pm pst. Interact, and connect with Native artists virtually during this one-day-only event. You can also purchase artwork, like the pieces here, online. TheAutry.org/Marketplace

This weekend spend time at the Autry's Virtual American Indian Arts Marketplace. Saturday | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PST Int...
11/13/2020
American Indian Arts Marketplace

This weekend spend time at the Autry's Virtual American Indian Arts Marketplace.

Saturday | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PST
Interact and buy work from Native artist during Marketplace Live!

Saturday & Sunday | 1:30 p.m. PST
See live readings from Native playwrights that explore the theme of dress codes.

Sunday, November 15
See a premiere of a short documentary on American Indian Arts Marketplace

Visit theautry.org/marketplace to learn more!

Stay tuned to this page as it transforms into the digital hub for our annual weekend celebration of Native art and culture! Countdown to American Indian Arts Marketplace You will be able to…

This weekend: Celebrate contemporary and traditional Native art forms at the Autry’s thirtieth annual—and first virtual—...
11/12/2020
American Indian Arts Marketplace

This weekend: Celebrate contemporary and traditional Native art forms at the Autry’s thirtieth annual—and first virtual—American Indian Arts Marketplace. Purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, and fashion, and view films, talks, and a live virtual Short Play Festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company. Experience it all for free, right here, on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15. Check out our website for more info: https://theautry.org/events/signature-programs/american-indian-arts-marketplace

Stay tuned to this page as it transforms into the digital hub for our annual weekend celebration of Native art and culture! Countdown to American Indian Arts Marketplace You will be able to…

11/10/2020
Autry Museum of the American West

Join Native Voices at the Autry for the 10th anniversary Short Play Festival live and virtual! This year Native playwrights explore how dress codes affect them. Sign up for this free online event today! http://TheAutry.org/NativeVocies #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

The Autry museum, store, and café will be temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice.

11/07/2020
When I Remember I See Red

Watch an introduction to When I Remember I See Red. The exhibition features Native California artists who have used their work as a means of cultural resistance and renewal. http://ow.ly/TTPt50C7wLR #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

An introduction to the exhibition

Tonight @ 6:30 pm: Join W. Richard West, Jr., the Autry's President and CEO, and Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Native American au...
11/05/2020

Tonight @ 6:30 pm: Join W. Richard West, Jr., the Autry's President and CEO, and Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Native American author and attorney, as they discuss Echo-Hawk's book, In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

What's next at Glendale Library, Arts & Culture? http://ow.ly/RDD450BTR8R

The Autry wants you...to participate in the Collecting Community History Initiative: Electoral Politics in the West, the...
11/02/2020
CCHI: Electoral Politics in the West

The Autry wants you...to participate in the Collecting Community History Initiative: Electoral Politics in the West, the Autry's effort to document and preserve this critical moment in political history. Learn more!

By Tyree Boyd-Pates, Associate Curator of Western History This April, the Autry launched our Collecting Community History Initiative (CCHI) to respond to the growing desire to collect the diverse…

Wishing all of you on the interweb a Happy Halloween.Carl Eytel, TARANTULAS, drawing, 1900-1906.
10/31/2020

Wishing all of you on the interweb a Happy Halloween.

Carl Eytel, TARANTULAS, drawing, 1900-1906.

Get into the Halloween spirit as Josh Garrett-Davis, Autry curator, and Brad Sykes, author of Terror in the Desert: Dark...
10/30/2020
What is a Western? Interview Series: Desert Terror

Get into the Halloween spirit as Josh Garrett-Davis, Autry curator, and Brad Sykes, author of Terror in the Desert: Dark Cinema of the American Southwest, discuss the genre of Western horror and its use of the desert landscape. The page also includes 10 film suggestions from Sykes for your at-home Halloween scare-a-thon.

VIEW SERIES PAGE Autry curator Josh Garrett-Davis interviews Brad Sykes, author of Terror in the Desert: Dark Cinema of the American Southwest, about the genre of Western horror and its…

This Thursday, join us for a special 2020 election Autry Office Hours with the Autry's Tyree Boyd-Pates. He will introdu...
10/28/2020
Office Hours

This Thursday, join us for a special 2020 election Autry Office Hours with the Autry's Tyree Boyd-Pates. He will introduce the new iteration of Collecting Community History Initiative, Electoral Politics in the West. Considering the historical moment and nature of this year's election, the Autry seeks your help to document, collect, catalog, and preserve this critical moment in political history within the American West. Join us and bring your questions!

Thursday, October 29, 2020, Noon - Drop-in during the Autry's Office Hours, a new series hosted on Instagram Live that allows viewers the opportunity to ask experts across the field the questions they've always pondered.

10/29: Join us for a conversation with the director of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways.
10/21/2020
Conversation with the Director of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways

10/29: Join us for a conversation with the director of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways.

Thursday October 29, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - An intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of…

Tuesday, 10/20 @ 6:30 p.m.: In this workshop series created by Raina J. León, learn from the visionary practices of guer...
10/19/2020
Guerrilla Archives and Storytelling: Preservation of Community and Personal Histories in a Hostile Time Session 3

Tuesday, 10/20 @ 6:30 p.m.: In this workshop series created by Raina J. León, learn from the visionary practices of guerrilla archivists and community organizers who preserve community histories for the benefit of future generations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30–8:00 p.m. - In this workshop series created by Raina J. León, we learn from the visionary practices of guerrilla archivists and community organizers who preserve community histories for the benefit of future…

For the first time, the logbook from the Alcatraz Occupation is presented digitally to the public! Considered one of the...
10/16/2020
The Alcatraz Logbook: Signs of Red Power

For the first time, the logbook from the Alcatraz Occupation is presented digitally to the public! Considered one of the most important objects from the Red Power era, the logbook holds the names of the individuals present during the 19-month long protest when 89 American Indians and their supporters occupied Alcatraz Island. Browse through the book to see the names of people present during the and read as Joe D. Horse Capture (A’aninin), Autry Vice President of Native Collections and Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture, reflects on the occupation.

By Joe D. Horse Capture, Vice President of Native Collections and Ahmanson Curator It's one of the most significant artifacts of the Red Power era. Kent Blansett Founder and Executive Director…

Join Ojibwe Bead artist Summer F. Peters (Saginaw Chippewa) and Joe Horse Capture, Vice President of Native Collections ...
10/15/2020
Artists Conversations

Join Ojibwe Bead artist Summer F. Peters (Saginaw Chippewa) and Joe Horse Capture, Vice President of Native Collections & the Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture, as they discuss her work and participation in Indian Markets.

Select Saturdays, Noon - Artists’ Conversations is a series featuring experts, curators, artists, and community leaders on Zoom.

"My Ancestors sang these glorious baskets to life with their bone awls and abalone soaking dishes. I am not my Ancestors...
10/15/2020

"My Ancestors sang these glorious baskets to life with their bone awls and abalone soaking dishes. I am not my Ancestors....with my metal tools and Starbucks coffee cooling on the table. But like them, I am part dreamer and part mathematician--and like them, I am weaving my stories into an object that can be held in your hands." Tima Lotah Link, Shmuwich Chumash Weaver (@timaoutside)

The museum has over 14,000 baskets in its collection representing Indigenous peoples in two hemispheres, here are three Chumash baskets.

California basketweavers have played a significant role in keeping their cultural practices alive and thriving. This his...
10/15/2020

California basketweavers have played a significant role in keeping their cultural practices alive and thriving. This historical basket was made in the late 1800s by Juana Apapas and depicts “the long grey path of light in the sky”- also known as the Milky Way galaxy.

“This basket represents how hard times were for our great-grandparents living here in Southern California during the late 1800s through the 1900s. They suffered and endured many extreme changes in their life ways. Juana saw this suffering and she wove that struggle into this basket.” -Lorene Sisquoc (Ft. Sill Apache/Mountain Cahuilla), basketweaver. #indigenouspeoplesday

New Exhibition! When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in CaliforniaThis powerful exhibition featur...
10/15/2020
When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California

New Exhibition! When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California

This powerful exhibition features Native California artists who have used their work as a means of cultural resistance and revival. Collectively, these artists practice a version of activism that combines elements of traditional and contemporary society to call out racial and social injustice and to heal communities through cultural renewal. Online for now, we look forward to sharing the in-person experience once we reopen.

Beginning with the occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, California became a beacon of creative freedom, individual expression, and social activism for Native peoples across the country. The region…

Happy Birthday to the Saguaro National Park 🥳🌵 Enjoy this vintage hand-colored lantern slide of saguaro cacti from the a...
10/14/2020

Happy Birthday to the Saguaro National Park 🥳🌵 Enjoy this vintage hand-colored lantern slide of saguaro cacti from the area before it was declared a National Park in 1994.

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This Sunday 6/14 at Noon PDT - 2 streaming hours of Singing Cowboy Music with some of the top names riding the Western trail. Go to Stellar Shows and Concerts on Facebook for more info - and to hit the Tip Jar!
The Autry Mission is to tell diverse stories of the American West. However, for seven years Rick West has been complicit in the censorship of The Mark Rothko Southwest History Project. This well documented Rothko revision explains how Rothko's artistic success was a direct result of cultural appropriation. The Autry has known about the project for many years. Two c.1938 Rothkos in the National Gallery of Art that my research explains as Native American subject matter.
I wish you would show it live on Facebook! ♥️😁
The biggest event of the year at Heritage Square Museum is coming up soon, December 7th and 8th, our Holiday Lamplight Celebration! This year, the theme is a fictionalized retelling of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”, with the characters in the production all people from the homes at the Museum’s past! Read more about it at the museum website here: https://heritagesquare.org/events/calendar/annual-holiday-lamplight-celebration-tours Or check out the facebook event page with link to purchase tickets! For those so inclined…come dressed in period clothing and experience the past with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/994769250857674/?event_time_id=994769254191007
A Masterpiece destroyed by devices...
Annual Vintage/Victorian Fashion Show and Tea coming up at Heritage Square Museum on Saturday April 13th. This year’s theme is “Romance Through the Ages”. Enjoy tea with delectable sweets, sandwiches, and cakes, while viewing the fashion show covering hundreds of years of clothing history! Tickets available via link on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/839178989750189/ Heritage Square Museum 3800 Home Street Los Angeles, CA 90031
Selling the Southwest Museum? Unliked, unfollowed...oh, and I threw in a curse on your firstborn for good measure. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Happy Birthday Charles F. Lummis!
Wonderful place
It's Holiday Lamplight Celebration time at Heritage Square Museum! On Saturday December 1st, and Sunday December 2nd, starting at 4 pm, come to Heritage Square and travel back in time to Christmas Eve 1918 while viewing our Victorian era homes decorated for the holidays! Be part of an immersive play experience, learn the latest popular dance, enjoy wine and cheese after your tour, and see the splendor of the museum at night! This is the museum's biggest fundraiser, with untold hours of preparation required for the production! Tickets must be purchased in advance for this special event! Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031. Museum phone number: 323-225-2700 Tours run every 20 minutes, so be prepared to choose your time! Dress up in 1918 era clothing and make the experience even more special! A wonderful way to celebrate the Holiday season! Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/117937999121461/ Heritage Square Museum Link: http://heritagesquare.org