With the opening of the Museum in 1988, co-founder Gene Autry realized his dream "to build a museum which would exhibit and interpret the heritage of the West."
Located in Griffith Park, the Autry features galleries filled with Native American art and cultural materials, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, interactive areas, and more. The collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts combines multiple Native American perspectives with Western histories and cultures. Special exhibitions and public programs explore the art, history, and cultures of the American West.
The Autry currently spans three campuses in Los Angeles: the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, the Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus (see separate listing), and the Resources Center of the Autry (under construction)