The Southwest Museum of the American Indian is offering free admission to all visitors until January 21, 2005, due to construction of a new conservation lab and preparations for the upcoming rededication of the People of California and People of the Southwest exhibition halls. People of the Northwest Coast, People of the Great Plains, and the Museum Store remain open to the public.
In January the conservation lab will be open to the public for tours by appointment only?worth a call for a special experience. The rededication of the People of California and People of the Southwest exhibition halls will include special ceremonies and activities. Visit the website at www.southwestmuseum.org for updates and scheduled events!
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. For nearly one hundred years it has supported research, publications, exhibitions, and other educational activities to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the indigenous cultures of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the western United States and Mesoamerica. The Southwest Museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register due to its association with its founder, Charles Fletcher Lummis, as well as its unique architectural style, which has remained virtually unchanged since its construction in 1914.
Southwest Museum of the American Indian
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Yadhira De Leon:
Yadhira De Leon is the Community and Public Relations Manager at the Autry National Center. www.autrynationalcenter.org.