Creative Continuities artwork

Creative Continuities: Family, Pride, and Community in Native Art

September 20, 2025 – June 2027

The Autry in Griffith Park

About the Exhibition

The creation of Native American works involves a deep understanding of cultural protocols, history and culture. Featuring selected works from the Autry’s Native American collections and the promised collection of Lora and Robert U. Sandroni, Creative Continuities explores the cultural meanings, histories and concepts embedded into three aspects of Native cultural items: “Knowing,” “Create” and “Transference.” Three Native culture bearers and artists will each curate a section of the exhibition, framing works from the Autry’s collection that originated within their respective communities behind one of the three concepts at the heart of the exhibition. Through this unique combination of cultural items and stories about Native American art and culture told by contemporary Native artists and culture bearers, Creative Continuities aims to educate visitors on the diversity of Native American culture, history and traditions that cross tribal boundaries, past and present.

Exhibition Sponsors

Creative Continuties: Family, Pride, and Community in Native Art is supported by Leslie and Aaron Kern, The Mildred E. and Harvey S. Mudd Foundation, Caryll and William Mingst, the Paloheimo Foundation, the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the 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
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