Lectures and Workshops

  • Flavors

    Flavors: Future of Food?

    Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00–9:30 p.m.

    Explore the journey from farm to table during this fascinating culinary series of thematic pop-up dinners combining historical and environmentally sustainable ingredients.

  • The Harlem Hellfighters

    Max Brooks on Comic Books and the Cure for Digital Distraction

    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:30–8:00 p.m

    Known for The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, best-selling author Max Brooks leads a discussion on the power of comic books and how to make history relevant and engaging through graphic novels.

  • High Noon

    High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

    Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

    High Noon, one of the best-loved films of Hollywood’s golden age, is more than just an archetypal Western: it’s also a parable about the Hollywood blacklist.

  • California Yarnscape Workshop: California Poppies

    California Yarnscape Workshop: California Poppies

    Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Contribute to the California Yarnscape! Through these monthly drop-in workshops, learn 3-D fiber art techniques to help produce a beautiful “garden” full of California poppies,

  • California Yarnscape Artist Reception

    Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Meet the California Yarnscape fiber artists and learn more about their pieces during this informal coffee reception.

  • Wyatt Earp SAA

    Collections Spotlight: The Autry’s Historic Firearms

    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

    Chief Conservator Richard Moll leads a visit to the Autry’s firearms galleries and provides an in-depth presentation of the extensive collection of historic pieces.

  • Giving Life to Fascinating Figures

    Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition artists Alexey Steele and Béla Bácsi share approaches for creating artwork featuring the human form as they demonstrate their techniques by painting and sculpting a live model.

  • Western TV Movies and Miniseries

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

    During the filming of A Word on Westerns, hear exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from stars and filmmakers.

  • Dennis Doheny, West Swell

    The Art of Looking at Art

    Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, and the country’s foremost expert on the California Impressionism movement, will provide tips for looking at and appreciating classical fine art.

  • California Yarnscape Workshop: Coyote Mint

    California Yarnscape Workshop: Coyote Mint

    Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Contribute to the California Yarnscape! Through these monthly drop-in workshops, learn 3-D fiber art techniques to help produce a beautiful “garden” full of California poppies, coyote mint,

  • Early California Paint/Sculpt-Out

    Early California Paint/Sculpt-Out

    Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    Watch and learn as California Art Club painters and sculptors set up at the Autry to create new works drawing from models dressed in early-California period costumes.