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Highlights of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection

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Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus

Located in the lower lobby, these exhibit cases give a glimpse of the depth and diversity of the archaeological collection. Learn about museum-sponsored excavations from the southwestern United States and California and explore an interactive kiosk featuring our stunning basket collection.

Highlights of the Southwest Museum Collection is on view every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the historic Southwest Museum building at the Autry’s Mount Washington Campus.

The Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, the second largest collection of Native American objects in the United States, is widely regarded as one of the finest collections in the world. Artifacts range in age from prehistoric to the present, documenting Native history and culture in the Americas. Some of the earliest pieces in the collection include archaeological materials from museum-sponsored excavations, including those led by notable archaeologist and curator Mark Raymond Harrington. Other collection strengths include a stunning array of ceramics from the southwestern United States. Today, the Autry is committed to maintaining its stewardship responsibilities for this important collection by conserving these objects and ensuring their preservation for generations to come.

The museum’s community garden are also open for visitors to stroll in and enjoy.

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4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

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