The Autry in Griffith Park: George Montgomery Gallery
April 25, 2015–January 3, 2016

Empire and Liberty is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion. Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife. This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom.

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Free Parking

Museum and Store Hours
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Crossroads West Cafe
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Museum admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors 60+, $4 for children ages 3–12, and free for Autry members, veterans, and children age 2 and under. 

Group rates for parties of 10 or more are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 60+, $3 for children ages 312, and free for children age 2 and under, with complimentary admission for bus drivers and group tour leaders. For details, e-mail grouptours@theautry.org or call 323.495.4336.

For more information, visit TheAutry.org.

Press

“Engrossing . . . a great success . . . a vivid evocation of the dynamic role the region played in the nineteenth century.” —The Economist

“Smart, informative and richly illustrated”—Glendale News-Press

Release: The Autry Presents Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West

Contact: Communications@theautry.org