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Locations[edit] The Autry Museum of the American West has two sites, about 8 miles (13 km) apart: Griffith Park 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, California, 90027 Mt. Washington, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90065 (Southwest Museum of the American Indian building and ethnobotanical garden, open on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Elements[edit] The Autry was established in 1988 by actor and businessman Gene Autry as "Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum" to explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its multiple cultures and interpret its significance. Its Griffith Park collection includes 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, firearms, tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects. The museum presents contemporary and historical exhibitions, year-round programs for children, intellectual forums, and the Native Voices at the Autry performing arts series. The museum is located in Griffith Park across from the Los Angeles Zoo. The 4,000-square foot Parks Gallery was renovated in 2013 and has been organized into three theme areas: Religion and Ritual, Land and Landscape, Migration and Movement, and also contains two mini galleries with revolving exhibits. This enables flexible curating of the museum's extensive materials: paintings can be placed near textiles, photographs, pottery and videos. The spaces can also be used for more flexible programming.[1] The Gamble Firearms Gallery also was renovated in 2013. It now shows more of the context and place of firearms in the Old West; curators grouped firearms by themes: "hunting and trapping, the impact of technology on firearms, the conservation movement and the West in popular culture."[1] This is part of the Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction Gallery.[1] The Autry's Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection of Native American art is one of the most significant of its kind in the United States, second only to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. The 238,000-piece collection includes 14,000 baskets, 10,000 ceramic items, 6,300 textiles and weavings, and more than 1,100 pieces of jewelry. It represents work by indigenous peoples from Alaska to South America, with an emphasis on cultures of California and the Southwestern United States. The Autry Institute includes the collections of the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. It is a research and publishing enterprise that produces and supports scholarly work in Western history and the arts. In 2002, the Women of the West Museum of Colorado merged with the Institute. This has broadened the scholarly and educational emphasis to include gender issues and women’s experiences in the American West. In addition, the International Gay Rodeo Association's (IGRA) archives are now held by the Autry Library. In October 2015, the museum began using the name "Autry Museum of the American West" to describe its "principal activities as a museum." From 2004 to 2015, it was known as the "Autry National Center of the American West." [2]

References[edit] ^ a b c d e Brenda Rees (3 October 2013). "Galleries of Change". Pasadena Weekly. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^

Further reading[edit] "Your guide to Gene Autry, America's Favorite Singing Cowboy," pamphlet from the Autry Museum of the American West "Pocket guide: Explore the past, present, & future of the American West," pamphlet from the Autry Museum of the American West

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