The Autry National Center is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry's collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States.
Museum of the American West(formerly known as the Autry Museum of Western Heritage)
You are invited to explore the rich cultural tapestry of the American West. Our wide-ranging exhibitions, collections, programs, and educational offerings connect the past to the present and showcase the history of the region west of the Mississippi River. For information on the Museum Store read more here.
The Southwest Museum holds one of the nation's most important museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian. In addition it has extensive holdings of pre-hispanic, Spanish colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts.
Southwest Museum of the American Indian
Institute for the Study of the American West
Half Dome from Glacier Point Hotel, 1929. Ansel Adams, 1902-1984. Purchase made possible by the Acquisition Committee, 2001. Museum of the American West collection. Autry National Center, Los Angeles.
The Institute for the Study of the American West stimulates the production of original and important scholarship to inform the Autry National Center's exhibitions, programs, and publications as well as the field of Western history. The Institute provides researchers with access to the Autry National Center's broad range of resources and collections to enhance public understanding of the region's histories and diverse peoples.
Although not part of the Autry National Center,
the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum is a fan favorite.
The Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum holds an outstanding collection of memorabilia of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter, Jimmy Wakely, Eddie Dean, and many others who appeared in the much-loved musical Western movies of the 1930s and '40s.