Meet the host of our Saturday morning farmers market, The Autry National Center!
The Autry National Center isn’t just about cowboys and it isn’t just for grown-ups. Spend a day at the Autry this summer and find a variety of programs, exhibitions and activities, all sharing the stories of the many peoples of the American West.
You can take in Art of the West, an exhibition showcasing the astounding variety of influences Western artists have incorporated into their work, make a beaded daisy chain necklace with demonstrators at American Indian Culture Family Day, or salsa dance under the stars Thursday nights through August 15 during Sizzling Summer Nights.
During Wednesdays are West Days through July 21, kids can take themed tours of the galleries with a museum teacher then make crafts such as travel journals and mosaics. Tuesdays through Sundays in the summer, kids can “pan for gold” at Trails West. This summer, the Autry is also introducing Autry Explorers, a lively new monthly series for families featuring guest artists and presenters, plus hands-on museum fun.
See the first-ever museum exhibition about the history of Jews in Los Angeles at the Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic exhibition. Or stop off for some fresh, organic produce–and a little live music—at the Autry’s Saturday Farmers Market. A special Kite Day will be held on Saturday, July 20.
If gardening is your thing, help out in the community garden on Saturdays at the Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington campus. You can also check out Highlights of the Southwest Museum Collection, an exhibition in the lower lobby.
On July 27, put on your best cowboy duds and celebrate all things cowboy at the Autry’s Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl, with trick ropers, gun slingers and square dancers galore! Roping performers show you the finer points of lassoing a “cow,” or you can try your luck at horseshoes on the lawn with the Southern California Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Kids can teach their parents to decorate a horseshoe at the Children’s Craft Corral, or hunt for clues about Wild West shows in a museum-wide scavenger hunt.
Cool off in the theatre while watching the Gene Autry double feature, The Singing Cowboy (1936) with Loaded Pistols (1949). And check out Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction, opening July 27, which depicts the sweep of the Western history through one of the finest collections of firearms, in terms of historic value, provenance, and pure beauty, in the United States.
Visit the Autry this summer and join in the excitement!
The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
HOURS – STARTING JULY 27TH THE AUTRY WILL BE OPEN AN HOUR EARLIER (10:00AM) ON WEEKENDS!
Museum and Autry Store
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Crossroads West Café
Tuesday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The museum, store, and cafe are closed on Mondays.
Please visit TheAutry.org for additional details and Follow on: