Autry Museum of the American West

Southwest Museum Building 100th Anniversary Reception and Commemoration


Date / Time:

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus


Free Admission

10:00 a.m. Reception

With Autry President and CEO W. Richard West, Jr. and Los Angeles City Council Member Gil Cedillo

All Are Invited for the Reception / No Reservations Necessary

Civic leaders and community members will gather to honor this milestone anniversary. Breakfast pastries and refreshments will be served.

11:00 a.m. Program (Sold Out)

Limited Seating Capacity for Program / Reservations Required

At this 100th anniversary program, a panel of experts will discuss the significance of the historic Southwest Museum building, the architecture of the time period during which it was built, and successful models for adaptive reuse of historic structures. Our presenters will be led by Mark Stankard, an L.A.–based architect and professor of architecture at Woodbury University, and will include Stephen Gee, author of Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles; Chris Morris, Los Angeles Field Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Liza Posas, Autry Archivist and Head Librarian of the Braun Research Library. A Q&A will follow the program.

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Special Displays

No Reservations Necessary

An exhibit of historical archival material will be available for viewing in the Braun Research Library, and creative dioramas by students from Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts and Franklin High School will be on display in the tunnel at the Museum Drive level. 

The historic Southwest Museum campus is located at 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065.



Open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Highlights of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection

Open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery


Saturdays through August 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Reimagining the Future of the Southwest Museum Campus

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Image on left: An aerial view of the Southwest Museum, 1982. Gelatin silver print. Photographer: Joe Friezer. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; S1.675  

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