This year Autry has created an immersive space for the exhibition California Continued. The new galleries exhibit artifacts, art, and other personal objects from the American Indian Collection at the Southwest Museum. This is on view for the very first time! Also, on view is a new ethnobotanical garden that includes more then sixty Native plants. This will allow the viewer to see how the first Californians made use of water and plants. Lastly, one will step into a new dual-screen projection showing the vast landscapes of California (from the coastal to the desert regions). Olson Visual created many wall graphics and murals recently for the Autry Museum. Check out these images of their latest work. Autry Museum https://theautry.org/visit 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Save
Olson Visual installed a recreation of the rock site, Devil’s Postpile at the Autry Museum. Devils Postpile is a site located near Mammoth. It is a unique geological formation of columnar basalt. This process is done by having fractures in rock form from the cooling of massive lava flow. The fractures create a formation of columns. This topology happens in a horizontal direction. It was named Devil Postpile National Museum in 1911 and the “s” was added in 1930. The site was originally apart of Yosemite but gold struck near the mountain in 1905. It was then changed to public land. There was a period of time when there was talks of destroying it for a dam but influential residents of California, including John Muir. President Taft further protected it by making it a National Monument. Olson Visual placed a wall mural in a corner outside of a photo owned… read more →
The Jewish community helped shape the culture, politics, and the economy of Los Angeles. The diversity of this vast city also changed the local Jewish people for the past hundred and sixty years.
Join us for an intimate evening with celebrated artists as we showcase and explore Latino arts and culture. Enjoy tapas, cocktails, and lively conversation in the new La Cena Salon series at the Autry. Reinventing the style of eighteenth-century European salons—with a Latino flair—the program will feature visual artist Chaz Bojórquez, Ozomatli lead singer Raul Pacheco, author/columnist Gustavo Arellano, producer/director Dan Guerrero, and actor Clifton Collins, Jr. discussing their creative work in the context of the evening’s theme, “Traditions and Mainstream Culture.” UCLA professor Abel Valenzuela, Jr. will introduce the evening’s program.
Friday, March 1st was the birthday of Charles F. Lummis. He was the founder of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, L.A.’s first museum. He was born in 1859. This photo above was taken just before his trip across the West in 1884. He traveled by foot from Chilicothe, Indiana to take a job as the first city editor of the Los Angeles Times.
At the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Olson Visual was on location and placed large graphic banners to enhance the visual impact of the exhibit, “Masters of the American West”. This fine art show is a tradition at the Autry as every year, more than seventy-five contemporary artists showcase Western inspired themes. Artworks were available for purchase and a silent bid was held.