Lectures and Workshops

  • 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, 2017, 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.

  • Homeschool Day

    Homeschool Day

    Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Come play with us!  Celebrate our upcoming summer exhibition “Play!” with a special Homeschool Day to learn about the toys and games children (and adults) enjoyed throughout history.

  • Autry Explorers: Blossom’s Basket Class

    Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Create your own round reed basket with master weaver Blossom Hathaway (Cahuilla/Apache)and family in this drop-in workshop. Learn to weave with rattan—a flexible and durable palm used by communities across the globe—and try your hand at techniques passed down through...

  • California Indian Basketweavers Gathering

    Friday–Sunday, June 23–25, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Experience the largest convening of traditional California Indian basketweavers in the state! Join the California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA) and the Autry for a full weekend of workshops, exhibits, cultural demonstrations, and family activities. On Saturday, see a pop-up showcase...