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.
The community garden overlooking the Arroyo Seco is also open on Saturdays for the public’s enjoyment.
2017 MOTA DAY ACTIVITIES:
- Visitors can view the month-long exhibition For the Love of the Arroyo, which features artists’ conception of not only the flora and fauna of the area, but the culturally diverse urban communities that make up the Arroyo Seco area. Paintings, drawings, and mixed media works by more than a dozen local artists.
- MOTA guests can explore the community garden which offers a commanding view of the Arroyo.