November 14, 2001
Alecia Foster Glass beads and metal buttons bring to life a pair of women's tanned hide moccasins and a man's shirt -- both of which once belonged to members of the Ute Indians. The items are two of several hundred on display at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. "Mountain-Family-Spirit: The Art and Culture of the Ute Indians," documents the past and present ways of life of the Colorado tribe. The exhibit is the result of a six-year collaboration between the Ute Mountain tribe, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Southern Ute tribe.
October 12, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- Famed singing cowboy and movie star Gene Autry's dream of preserving Western heritage will continue with a $100-million endowment by the foundation that bears his name to the museum that bears his name. Jackie Autry, the late entertainer and businessman's wife, on Friday announced the gift from the family-run Autry Foundation to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The privately funded museum, which opened in 1989, will use the money to cover basic operation costs, said Jay Aldrich, the museum's public relations director.
March 21, 2002
Karen S. Kim GRIFFITH PARK -- The Autry Museum of Western Heritage will have more of a woman's influence starting next month when its merger with the Women of the West Museum, based in Boulder, Colo., goes into effect. "We're very excited about it," said Evelyn Davis, spokeswoman for the Autry Museum. "Patrons will see the important role that women played, what they did and what they continue to do in the larger context, on the American West and these different communities."
December 26, 2000
BEST BET "Art of the Zuni Silversmith" will be shown from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Court of The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Artist Michael Horse will demonstrate and talk about the silversmith tradition of the Zuni. For more information, call (323) 667-2000. TODAY The Wells Fargo Western Serenade series will be at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in Heritage Court in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.
June 23, 2000
Judy Seckler Through pullout windows, videos, and taped stories, 40 Glendale YMCA summer campers plunged into the Autry Museum of Western Heritage's interactive exhibition "L.A. Moving Intersections: Kids Crossing Cultures." The exhibition helped the group discover the unique blend of cultures in Los Angeles. There were sections devoted to ethnic musical instruments and clothing, as well as genealogy charts where kids could trace the cultures in their family histories.
August 15, 2001
Alecia Foster GRIFFITH PARK -- Autry Museum of Western Heritage and Los Angeles Zoo are teaming up for an artist demonstration on Saturday. "Living the Audubon Way," inspired by the life and work of John James Audubon, will feature several painting demonstrations at both venues. Demonstrations at the Autry will be in the Heritage Court, Plaza and South Lawn areas. The artists also will be painting animals throughout the zoo. The demonstrations will be noon to 3 p.m. and are included in the price of admission of both venues.
July 7, 2001
Alecia Foster GRIFFITH PARK -- Those familiar with Western films probably recognize names like John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. But what about Roscoe Lee Brown or Glynn Turman? The two men were among many black Americans who have appeared in films since the 1930s depicting the life of the black cowboy. "They were very important to the ranchers and the people who hired them," said Mayme Clayton, founder and executive director of the Western States Black Research and Education Center.