Salon Conversations with Native Artists

Artist Salon with Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla Band of Indians) and Amy Scott, Executive Vice President of Research and Interpretation, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Art

Amy Scott and Artist and Sculptor Gerald Clarke from his ranch on the Cahuilla Band of Indians Reservation. Featured in the Autry’s upcoming exhibition When I Remember, I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California. Clarke will discuss the seminal role of California as an artistic hub and source of inspiration for both major talents, stylistic movements, and political themes prominent within Native art today.

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Salon Series: Gerald Clarke


Reimagining Western, Native American, and California Stories through Art

Conversation with artist Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla) and Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Associate Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms

Autry curator Josh Garrett-Davis speaks with Lewis deSoto about his works included in this fall’s exhibition When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California, as well as his monumental piece Cahuilla (2006), a transformed 1980s pickup truck that will serve as an anchor in the future core exhibition Imagined Wests, located in the Ted and Marian Craver Imagination Gallery. The discussion will include a sneak preview of that exhibition-in-development about popular culture storytelling of the American West.

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Lewis DeSoto SALON


Artist Salon with Summer F. Peters (Saginaw Chippewa) and Joe Horse Capture, Vice President of Native Collections & the Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture

Description: Joe Horse Capture and artist Summer F. Peters will be in conversation and present an in-depth look at her works. Summer uses traditional Ojibwe artistic beadwork to create stunning contemporary pieces.

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Autry SALON Series - Summer Peters


Artist Salon at the Resources Center of the Autry

Description: Joe Horse Capture, the Vice President of Native Collections & the Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture, and Curatorial Assistant Amanda Wixon highlight items from the Native Collections at the Resources Center of the Autry.

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Artists Salon Series - Joe Horse Capture and Amanda Wixon


American Indian Arts Marketplace Sponsors


JACKIE AUTRY • DAVID CARTWRIGHT • SNOWDY DODSON • SHARON ROGERS-MCKAY AND MARSHALL MCKAY • LEN PAPE AND SUZI CLOVER • JODIE AND JIM REA • BRENDA, GARY, AND HAYLEY RUTTENBERG • LORA A. AND ROBERT U. SANDRONI • LYNN AND STEPHEN VALBUENA • MARY BETH AND W. RICHARD WEST, JR.