The Life and Work of Mabel McKay

Through September 30, 2018

About the Exhibition

Explore the Autry’s first-ever solo show dedicated to a Native American woman’s life and work. Mabel McKay (1907–1993), a Long Valley Cache Creek Pomo woman from Northern California, represents a fascinating modern figure who maintained traditional ways. McKay is celebrated as a master basket weaver, traditional healer, advocate for her community and the environment, and teacher who shared her knowledge of Pomo traditions worldwide.

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 HornHuman 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.

Bank of America     Clean Water Bond Act  sevenpost