Autry National Center

What Is the Autry?

Explore the art, history, and cultures of the American West at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The Autry 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. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States.

The Autry inhabits a unique niche of Western history and culture. Although there are exemplary art museums and many historic sites in our region, there is only one museum devoted to Western history and culture. The Autry is the only museum of its kind located in a major metropolitan center and the only museum that combines multiple Native American perspectives with Western histories and cultures in such a profoundly interconnected and multifaceted way.

Mission Statement

The Autry brings together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future.


Special Exhibitions


Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West

April 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

New Acquisitions Featuring the Kaufman Collection

August 8, 2015–July 9, 2017

California Impressionism: The Gardena High School Collection

September 12, 2015–October 9, 2016


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

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