Autry Museum of the American West

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Join the Western Council

The Western Council is the Autry’s distinguished annual support group comprised of culturally and civic-minded individuals who share a passion for the American West, its art, and its history.

Our members include art collectors, noted philanthropists and corporate leaders, and others who have a deep interest in Western history, art, and cultures. All have a love of the West, an appreciation for the Autry, and an interest in getting to know others who share their passion.

We invite you to become a part of the Western Council today by making an annual contribution to the Autry in one of the following levels:

Curator’s Circle ($2,500–$4,999)
President’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)
Chairman’s Circle ($10,000–$24,999)
Founder’s Circle ($25,000 or more)

Western Council members play a major role in determining the Autry’s future by providing a significant source of annual unrestricted contributions. However, the greatest benefit of giving at the Western Council level is the sense of gratification that comes from helping the Autry become an even stronger and more dynamic institution. Your leadership will inspire others to be part of the Autry and continue to support its mission to share the many stories of the diverse peoples of the American West.

Western Council Levels and Privileges:

Curator’s circle ($2,500–$4,999)

  • Full membership privileges to the Autry for two adults and up to 6 children
  • Free admission to select public programs and special events
  • Invitation to lifelong learning opportunities with Autry curators, guest scholars, and artists
  • Invitations to VIP preview receptions for new exhibitions
  • Listing on the annual Donor Wall in the museum lobby
  • Commemorative Gold pin
  • President’s invitation to the Western Council Dinner
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges at ten museums through Museums West
  • Free guest passes for family, friends, and colleagues, available on request
  • VIP tours with Autry curators for up to 10 guests at the museum (with advance notice and based on curators' availability)
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Autry collections on request (with advance notice)
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions at the homes of private collectors and other Autry donors

President’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

  • All Curator’s Circle privileges, plus:
  • Consultation with Autry curators on personal art and artifact acquisition and collecting
  • Invitation to the annual President's Dinner with the Autry’s President/CEO and Board Chairman
  • Two tickets to attend the annual American Indian Arts Marketplace Dinner With the Artists and Juried Awards Presentation
  • Complimentary Curator-level membership to give as a gift

Chairman’s Circle ($10,000–$24,999)

  • All President’s Circle privileges, plus:
  • Complimentary exhibition-related publications available on request and based on availability (up to four copies per year)

Founder’s Circle ($25,000 or more)

  • All Chairman’s Circle privileges, plus:
  • Access to the Autry's conference room for special meetings with advance notice and based on availability (catering not included)

More Information

For more information on what your generous tax-deductible gifts fund, and to join the Western Council, please call 323.495.4351 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

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