About the Exhibition
The most transformative project in the Autry's nearly 30-year history! Through immersive storytelling and nearly 20,000 square feet of gallery and garden spaces, California Continued shares how traditional ecological knowledge gained through centuries of experience can help present-day residents understand and care for the California environment. Two new exhibition galleries present extraordinary art, artifacts, and personal ephemera, including many objects from the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection on view for the very first time! Beyond the galleries, a new ethnobotanical garden features more than 60 Native plants and activities that explore how generations of peoples, especially First Californians, have made use of plants and water. Connecting and complementing each of the experiences, a dual-screen projection room reveals landscapes and close-ups across California, from deserts to the coasts.
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Presented as part of the Autry’s California Continued project.
California Continued Sponsors
Another Project to Improve California Museums funded by the 2006 Clean Water Bond Act • California Continued is made possible through the generous support of Cindy and Alan Horn • Human Nature is presented by Bank of America • Support for Human Nature is provided by Marian and Ted Craver/Edison International • Support for The Life and Work of Mabel McKay is provided by the Paloheimo Foundation and Seven Post Investment Office.