Lectures and Workshops

  • Autry Ethnobotanical Garden

    Garden Chat: Renegotiating Your Relationship With Nature

    Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    The Autry offers drop-in garden activities several weekend days a month. The garden program features cultural and environmental educators from California’s diverse Native communities. 

  • Closed for Independence Day

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    In observance of Independence Day the museum, store, and cafe will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

  • Desert Solitaire 50 Years On

    Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

    Noted desert artist Kim Stringfellow and Chris Clarke, California Desert Program Manager at National Parks Conservation Association, reflect on how we currently perceive and interact with the desert landscape, on the occasion of a half-century of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire

  • Cowboy Lunch: The Western Movie Epic

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

    Join the discussion and hear stories from stars and filmmakers during a filming of A Word on Westerns. 

  • Black Ash Basket Workshop

    Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Join weaver Kelly Church (Ottawa/Ojibwe) to learn how to make a traditional-style round-bottom basket.

  • Screening of The Exiles (1961) and Legacy of Exiled NDNZ (2014)

    Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

    See Kent Mackenzie's The Exiles, followed by a screening and discussion of the short film Legacy of Exiled NDNZ by filmmaker Pamela J. Peters.

  • Screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

    Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    This update on the noir genre explores some of the ever-relevant issues that have shaped modern Los Angeles—from freeway construction to segregation to police brutality.
  • Birch Biting Workshop

    Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    In this workshop, Kelly Church (Ottawa/Ojibwe) will discuss and show participants the various uses for birch bark, and demonstrate how to create butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers with birch bark biting.

  • Garden Chat: Fall Gathering

    Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Join Barbara Drake (Tongva) as she shares what plants the Tongva gather in the fall and how those plants are used for food, medicine, baskets, clothing, and more.

  • Gallery Chat: American Indians in Western Film

    Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Meet Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Assistant Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, who will talk about future plans to develop gallery content about the role of Native American performers in Hollywood Westerns.

    The Autry offers drop-in gallery activities several...

  • Cowboy Lunch: Young Riders of the Range

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

    Join the discussion and hear stories from stars and filmmakers during a filming of A Word on Westerns.