Free Children's Admission on July 27 - National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl!

wooden sculpture of a low-rider car with fire and sacred heart symbolism

Luis Tapia, Mi Carrito, 1994. Wood, carved and painted. Purchase made possible by Joanne and Monte Hale and Irena and Barry Gernstein through the 2004 Gold-level Acquisitions Committee, Autry Museum; 2004.25.1


Through the Autry’s unique collection, we enrich the public’s understanding of the historical and contemporary American West and the diversity of the indigenous cultures across the Americas. Protecting and preserving our collection for future generations is one of our greatest responsibilities. With more than 600,000 objects and cultural materials, our collection contains art, firearms, saddles, Hollywood Western memorabilia, and Native American baskets, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles animating the following themes:

  • California History
  • Native America
  • Environment and Western Resources
  • Ranching and Cowboys
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Popular Culture

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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
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
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