Free Children's Admission on July 27 - National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl!

horse sculpture constructed of branches

Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield, Red Branch, 2007. Autry Museum; 2009.77.1

Art Analysis

Resource Type
Grade Level:
3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Art Elements

Self-Paced Lesson 

During the Art Analysis lesson, students will analyze artwork from the Autry’s Collections Online or while visiting the Autry by looking closely at the artwork before describing and sketching it. Students will also ask questions, read detailed information, and write what they learned about the artwork. Then students will share their sketch and what they learned about the artwork with others.


Lesson Resources

Distance Learning Lesson: Art Analysis PDF in full; PDF in Spanish

Self-Guided Visit Lesson: Art Analysis Self-Guided Visit PDF in full; PDF in Spanish - Coming Soon!

  • Student Response Sheet: Coming Soon!

Associated Resources

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

Dean and Laura Beresford · Molly and Neal Brockmeyer · Vince and Colleen Caballero · Capital Group · David F. Eisenberg · The Georgina-Fredrick Children's Foundation · Christy McAvoy · Marleen and Bruce Rognlien · Robert E. Ronus · Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg · The Steinmetz Foundation · Virginia F. Stevenson · Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.