The Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative

Evelyn Jacob “I made my own mask. I do lots of art using recycled Nespresso coffee pods, which have been cleaned and smashed down. www.pods-nespresso.com to see more of what I do. It represents the necessity to armor oneself when leaving home, not only to physically protect the body but also to be shielded mentally and emotionally much like the knights used to do to when they went out to battle.”

Ingenuity in Scarcity: Sustainable Solutions to Material Shortages during the Pandemic (The Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative)

DIY / The Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative / Community / Collections

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Añalisa Siemsen-McQuaide: “These were special fancy dress masks for a social distancing version of The Met Gala we did with the neighbors (socially distancing). It was for our daughters to have something to work on to take their minds off of being 'stuck in the house' and have a reason to dress up and feel fancy. My daughter loves fashion, so she was disappointed not see the outfits at the Met Gala, so we decided to do our own home version. “

Celebration in Isolation: Socialization and Community in a Pandemic world (The Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative)

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Image from the 11th Leimert Park Rising Juneteenth Celebration. Image was taken by Zhamari Harrison in Leimert Park, CA on June 19th, 2020.

Collecting Community History Initiative: Juneteenth in Leimert Park, CA

African American Communities / The Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative

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Images from the Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protests following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery. Images taken by Rob Liggins in Hollywood, CA., Compton, CA., and Downtown Los Angeles, CA. in May/June 2020.

The Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative: Black Lives Matter Protests in the West

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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.


MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS
Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DINING
Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.