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.

On the lower level, Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis reveals stories about the site’s founder and his journeys, including his “Tramp Across the Continent”—a cross-country trek from Ohio to L.A.—and his archaeological expeditions in New Mexico, Peru, and Mesoamerica.


2019 MOTA DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Be sure to visit the outdoor terrace and garden for panoramic views of the Arroyo Seco and downtown Los Angeles.
  • Outside in the courtyard, participate in craft activities presented in partnership with the Arroyo Arts Collective.

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