Exhibitions

March 30, 2020

Aloha Fridays

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Over the past four years we have been working on Dress Codes , an exhibition that looks at clothing and street fashions that emerged from Western work, communities, traditions, and social movements and which are now adapted around the world.

The Autry’s mission is to tell the diverse stories of the American West. We support a community where all feel welcome and safe. When we started this project, we did not foresee how Aloha shirts, whose long history we explore in this... Read more

April 30, 2019

The Autry's Rube Goldberg Device

Exhibitions
The Autry recently added a Rube Goldberg Machine to the Investigating Griffith Park exhibition. Co-Curator Carolyn Brucken sat down with Landon Jones, a museum Preparator and the builder of the Rube Goldberg machine, to ask a few questions:

What is a Rube Goldberg Machine anyway?

Reuben Garrett Luscious Goldberg (1883-1970) was a satirical cartoonist who became famous for his drawings of humorously impractical mechanisms, published nationally in The New York Evening Mail... Read more