Autry Museum of the American West

American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry 2012



Date / Time:

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 4, 2012, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Autry in Griffith Park

Appropriate For:



Autry Members: Free / Adults: $12 / Students with current ID and Seniors (60+): $8 / Children under 9: Free / Active Military Personnel and Veterans: Free


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Southern California’s Largest American Indian Arts Market!

Over 180 Native American artists will be in Los Angeles this November for the Autry’s annual Marketplace.  Featuring the finest in contemporary and traditional American Indian arts, the festival includes more than 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, artist demonstrations, music, dance, and food.

Weekend events will include seminars for collectors and main stage entertainment for the whole family.

This is your opportunity to buy directly from the artists!

Main Stage Entertainment

  • Acjachemen storyteller Jacque Nunez
  • World champion hoop dancer Terry Goedel
  • Dancers of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe
  • Traditional Hopi singer and artist Clark Tenakhongva
  • In addition, the Chumash Maritime Association will display their Tomol (traditional plank canoe) and Lakota artist Rex “Wambli Sapa” Carolin will erect a traditional Lakota tipi on the Marketplace grounds. Hands-on family activities will also be available in the museum galleries.

Panels and Presentations

Saturday, November 3

  • 1:30 p.m. -- Carving an Understanding: Katsinas Outside of Hopi Life
    Wells Fargo Theater

Although the deeper meaning of the Katsina doll has remained unchanged, what they represent to both the Hopi and those outside that community continues to be thought-provoking. Noted artists Clayton Kaniatobe and Ramson Lomatewama will present a variety of perspectives on the use of Katsinas in and outside of Hopi life as part of this moderated discussion.

  • 3:00 p.m. -- Native Voices Second Annual Short Plays Festival
    Wells Fargo Theater

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Jim Thorpe’s Olympic achievements, we challenged Native playwrights across the nation to write short plays exploring the theme “Indians in America: Native American Athletes Take the Field.” Join us during the American Indian Arts Marketplace for an exciting and inspirational afternoon of athleticism and history, as we present public readings of these short plays. One of these plays will be selected by a panel of judges for the 2012 Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award, a $1,000 cash prize!

Sundance Institute, The Autry National Center, and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center invite you to a special evening of Native short films. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Brook Pepion Swaney, director of OK BREATHE AURALEE, and a reception. For more information, see the event page.

Sunday, November 4

  • 1:00 p.m. -- This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made
    Wells Fargo Theater

Frederick E. Hoxie, celebrated historian of Native American history, will talk about his new book This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made, a story of political activism with victories hard-won in courts and campaigns rather than on the battlefield.

For more than two hundred years, Indian activists—some famous, many unknown beyond their own communities—have sought to bridge the distance between Indigenous cultures and the republican democracy of the United States through legal and political debate. Hoxie weaves a powerful narrative that connects the individual to the tribe, the tribe to the nation, and the nation to broader historical processes.


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