The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus

234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles (323) 667-2000

Constructed in 1914, the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus is the site of the ongoing conservation initiative of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States. The museum is open and free every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ongoing exhibitions reveal the exquisite range and artistry of the Southwest Museum collection. Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery features rare ceramics made by the Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico. Through 100 pottery vessels, bowls, jars, figurines, and other ceramics, this exhibition traces the dramatic changes that transformed the Pueblo pottery tradition in the era following sixteenth-century Spanish colonization to the present.


2018 MOTA DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Inside the historic tunnel entrance off Museum Drive, see a special exhibit by local contemporary artist Miller Robinson. Opening on Museums of the Arroyo Day, Of this body; of this earth is an investigation of the historical and mythological overlaps of earth, body, and tool through the lens of the body’s elemental composition. By exhibiting raw materials, handmade tools, diagrammatic drawings, and a recorded monologue, Robinson aims to understand and connect the dots between matter, time, and body. Organized by Holiday, a non-location based curatorial project founded by Luke Forsyth and Pejman Shojaei. The tunnel exhibit will remain on view on Saturdays through June 16.
  • Be sure to visit the outdoor terrace and garden for panoramic views of the Arroyo Seco and downtown Los Angeles.

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