Explore the longstanding relationship between art and the environment in Wilderness, Wildlife, and the 21st-Century West. Featuring award-winning paintings and sculptures acquired through the Autry’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, this installation reveals the ongoing influence of romantic ideals on the American landscape as a place untouched by human presence or industry.
See the costumes worn by actors Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in the movie The Lone Ranger (2013). The special installation includes the full Lone Ranger and Tonto costumes, along with prop weapons, jewelry, headgear, and footwear.
Millions of people around the world saw pop icon Michael Jackson’s elaborate costumes, but very few realized the Western influence in the design. The Autry National Center’s installation shows how Jackson’s use of Western wear evolved over the years, reflecting his ability to use classic Western styles in distinctive ways.
The Autry recently launched a program that encourages middle and high school students to create and showcase their own exhibitions at the museum and at sites throughout the city.
“As the 100th anniversary of the historic Southwest Museum building approaches this summer, we wanted to see how the next generation of architects might re-think the site as a community asset and vibrant public destination,” said David Burton, Senior Director of the Autry Institute.
Explore the history of the revolver that changed the balance of power in the American West. Featuring sixteen guns and related artifacts from a gift by Dennis A. LeVett, this new installation examines the revolutionary Paterson Colt and the role it played in the decisive 1844 clash between fifteen Texas Rangers and approximately eighty Comanches.