LACMA and the Autry Museum of the American West will announce an unprecedented new partnership at a January 9 program with Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, and W. Richard West, Jr., President and CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West. The two directors will discuss an evolving and collaborative approach for museums in the 21st century. This new partnership allows both museums to expand their programming content through the sharing of collections, joint programs, exhibitions, publications, and more. Via this new model, LACMA and the Autry can now extensively explore the art of the American West past and present in photography, paintings, sculpture, and other holdings, as well as the artistic and cultural connections between the American Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America through contemporary art as well as traditional media of ceramics, weaving, and more.
Left: Enrique Chagoya, Uprising of the Spirit (Elevación del espíritu), 1994, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Ann and Aaron Nisenson in memory of Michael Nisenson, © Enrique Chagoya; Right: Reymundo De la Rosa, Elder Brother Watakame, 1979, Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, purchased by The Southwest Museum Acquisition Fund, © Reymundo De la Rosa