The Autry in L.A. and The James in St. Pete are closer than you think — right at your digital fingertips.
The Autry Museum of the American West has launched The Autry Online, which lives both in a weekly e-blast as well as on the museum’s website.
There you can find digital content — past, present, and premiering — collected together and updated frequently.
Highlights of the first installment of features include the introductory episode of Is This a Western? with Gamble associate curator Josh Garrett-Davis, as well as a piece from permanent collections registrar Conor McCleary that takes a closer look at the backstory behind the Autry's donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals.
For the most up-to-date information and content, visit the Autry’s website or follow the museum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Autry’s even taking suggestions about things you’d like to see covered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art recently began offering weekly online content and interactive experiences, allowing museum lovers to stay connected through videos, articles, storytelling, art activities, and more.
The free curated content refreshes every Tuesday, when The James Museum from Home releases a new theme related to the collection and posts interactive content for audiences to enjoy. The theme for the first week is “Cowboys.”
Art Spotlights. Learn about the artists, process, and stories behind six selected artworks featuring cowboys.
Movie and Book Recommendations. Take a deep dive into the diverse perspectives on life in the West and get an expansive look at what it means to be a cowboy or cowgirl.
Story Time. Kids can read along with these exciting and colorful cowboy-inspired books.
Art Activity. See a demonstration of an easy art activity to do at home.
Just for Fun. Enjoy a bit of computer game nostalgia. Try your luck with the original Oregon Trail game and learn about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail.
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Header image: Billy Schenck, A River Runs Through It (detail), oil on canvas, Courtesy The Autry