Lectures and Workshops

  • Gallery Chat: The Legacy of Mabel McKay

    Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

    On Sunday, September 30th—the final day of The Life and Work of Mabel McKay, the Autry’s first exhibition dedicated to a Native American woman—hear Mabel McKay’s remarkable story from the people who knew and loved her. 

  • Archaeology Days

    Saturdays, October 6 and 13, Noon–4:00 p.m.

    Participate in hands-on activities during California Archaeology Month! Located at the Autry's historic Southwest Museum campus.

  • Homeschool Day

    Homeschool Day

    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Homeschool kids and their families are invited to explore the social and cultural history of the American West through the lens of water.

  • Garden Chat: Native Roots Soap Demonstration and Sale

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Meet Theresa Richau (Tongva) owner of Native Roots Soap, a company that makes soaps, balms, and other products from California Native plants.

  • Gallery Chat: Gene Autry and the Autry Museum

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    On Sunday, September 30th—the final day of The Life and Work of Mabel McKay, the Autry’s first exhibition dedicated to a Native American woman—hear Mabel McKay’s remarkable story from the people who knew and loved her. 

  • Cowboy Lunch: Classic TV Westerns

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

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

  • Tyler Green on the Life and Photography of Carleton Watkins

    Sunday, December 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

    Drawing on recent scholarship and fresh archival discoveries, author Tyler Green reveals how Carleton Watkins didn’t just reflect his time but acted as an agent of influence—shaping America’s idea of the West and making the West a full participant in the nation.