Lectures and Workshops

  • Documentary Screening and Discussion: Tribal Justice (2017)

    Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    In this documentary produced and directed by Anne Makepeace, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of law in an effort to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for youth.

  • City of Inmates

    Caughey Foundation Lecture: City of Inmates

    Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

    Kelly Lytle Hernández, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA, explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator.

  • Social Action Symposium

    Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–Noon

    Autry Classroom Curators invites students and teachers from across Southern California to the Autry's inaugural Social Action Symposium and share the ways in which they have used their education to change the world.

  • Screening of Man From Del Rio (1956)

    Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    The May and June movie screenings allow a historically marginalized group to stake a claim as equals in the mythical frontier of America’s past. Introduced by guest curator Anthony Macias, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside. 

  • Cowboy Lunch: John Wayne

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

    Each May at the Autry, A Word on Westerns focuses on the most famous Western star of them all, John Wayne.

  • Homeschool Day

    Homeschool Day

    Friday, May 25, 2018, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Homeschooled kids and their families are invited to join us for a special day exploring the relationship people have had with nature throughout history.

  • California Continued Ethnobotanical Gardens

    Garden Chat: The Tongva and the California Environment

    Saturday, May 26, 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. 

  • Morning at the Museum: Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

    Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

    Curator Amy Scott will provide a tour and discussion of this exciting exhibition. Meet fellow members for light breakfast refreshments before the tour begins. 

  • Screening of The Ride Back (1957)

    Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    Starring Anthony Quinn as Roberto Kallen, an accused killer seeking refuge in Mexico after fleeing Texas, The Ride Back tells the story of a marshal bringing in a desperado for a fair trial. 

  • 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.