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

Please note: The Autry’s new, state-of-the-art collections care, research, and educational facility in Burbank is anticipated to open in 2022. Until then, the Autry collections are not available for outside access, including in-person research. Please visit our online collections database for information about many of the items within the collections. Sign-up for this e-mail list to receive updates about the opening of the Resources Center. We look forward to seeing you in our new home!