steve aron and jim parks in santa fe

Member Events

Santa Fe Salon

Sunday, October 8, 2023, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Curator’s Circle members and Invited Guests
Reservations Required and space is limited | RSVP to or call 323-495-4349

About the Event

Santa Fe Salon at the home of Jim and Chrystina Parks
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Please join us for a stimulating salon and cocktail reception featuring historians Stephen Aron, Virginia Scharff, and Josh Garrett-Davis. Aron, Scharff, and Garrett-Davis will share their takeaways from the Contested Commemorations symposium, a gathering of scholars convened by the Clements Center at Southern Methodist University and the Autry Museum (and funded by the Mellon Foundation). They will discuss (and lead a discussion of) the ways that history and public memory are debated in museums, monuments, memorials, archives, and other sites. Aron, Scharff, and Garrett-Davis will also share how these issues and ideas inform the exhibition Human Events: The View from Los Angeles, which will open at the Autry Museum in 2026 and which commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from a western American perspective.

TO RSVP and receive Santa Fe address please contact Senior Director, Jennifer Samsel at 323-495-4349 or

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

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