NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel | 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

Sunday at the Autry Museum of the American West

Sunday at the Autry Museum of the American West

Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Present your NAISA conference badge for complimentary admission to the Autry Museum during regular museum hours, featuring the following special programming. During your visit also be sure to check out the Autry’s latest exhibition of contemporary Native art: Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain.

The Chia Café Collective

1:00–4:00 p.m.
Ethnobotanical Garden

The Chia Café Collective is a group of southern California tribal members and collaborators committed to the revitalization of Native food, medicines, culture, and community. Join the Collective in the Autry’s garden for a drop-in discussion on Southern California ethnobotany and an opportunity to taste samples from their new book, Cooking the Native Way.

Artbound, "The Art of Basketweaving" (KCET, 2018)

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Western Legacy Theater

Native basketry has long been viewed as a common craft, yet the artistic quality and value of these baskets are on par with fine art. Now Native peoples across the country are revitalizing basketry traditions, and the country looks to California as leaders in basketweaving. Drop in to learn more about this practice through The Art of Basketweaving, co-produced by the Autry and KCETLink Media Group and inspired by the California Continued exhibition. This hour-long documentary will play on a continuous loop throughout the day.