Autry Museum of the American West

Save the Date!
The Autry's Annual Gala
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Celebrating the Opening of California Continued

Honoring Ken Burns

Information about sponsorship opportunities will be posted in early 2016.

Click here to see photos from the 2015 Gala.

From the Autry's Annual Gala

©Jamie Pham Photography

About the Annual Gala

A lively night honoring the best of the American West, the Gala is one of the Autry’s largest fundraisers of the year. This year’s gala celebrates the beauty and diversity of Western landscapes, many of which are depicted in artworks throughout the Autry’s museum galleries. This black-tie or dressy Western evening includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, an elegant dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the Spirit of the West Award.

Past honorees include Kevin Costner, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Diane Keaton, Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and many other distinguished individuals and foundations.

The Annual Gala enhances awareness of the Autry’s mission and secures support for a variety of exhibitions, public programs, on- and off-site educational programs, and research. The Autry’s educational programs serve tens of thousands of children and their families and teachers each year.




2015 Gala Committee


Gala Committee Co-Chairs
James Rea
Stanley B. Schneider

Sponsorship Chair
Marvin Elkin

Auction Co-Chairs
Sandra Gordon
Federico Jimenez

Special Advisor
Betsy Ulf


JoAnn M. Anderson
Jackie Autry
J Barnes
Karla Buhlman
Colleen A. Caballero
Vince Caballero
Raymond P. Caldiero
Theodore F. Craver, Jr.
Simona B. Elkin
Maxine Hansen
J. Michael Hennigan
Phyllis L. Hennigan
Leon J. Level
Leslie A. Pam
Lois R. Rice
Carl W. Robertson
Sharon Rogers-McKay
Lora A. Sandroni
Lynn R. Valbuena




Annual Gala

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

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