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Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. Founded in 1988, 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. It has two sites about eight miles apart and attracts about 150,000 visitors annually. The Autry Museum, on Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park, has a collection that includes 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, firearms, tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects. The Mt. Washington Campus, northeast of Griffith Park, is home to the Historic Southwest Museum. Its collections deal mainly with Native Americans. However, it also has an extensive collection of pre-Hispanic, Spanish colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts. The building is currently being used for conservation work of the collection. One gallery is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum is constructing what it describes as a "state-of-the-art collections care, research, and educational facility" that's scheduled to open in Burbank in 2019. Until then, collections are accessible only via the online collections database.
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