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Wed, Sep 06


Los Angeles

Imagined Wests with Autry Museum Curator Josh Garrett-Davis

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

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Imagined Wests with Autry Museum Curator Josh Garrett-Davis
Imagined Wests with Autry Museum Curator Josh Garrett-Davis

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Los Angeles, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The Autry Museum of the American West recently opened its new long-term exhibition Imagined Wests. The gallery explores the many stories told about the West, both expected Westerns and unexpected stories rooted in the region. Here museum co-founder Gene Autry rubs shoulders with Moana, and Yosemite’s Half Dome shares a landscape with the Matterhorn roller coaster. Through miniatures, movies, art, fashion, and video games, this interactive and family-friendly exhibition expands our notion of the West. Curator Josh Garrett-Davis will describe the seven-year process of developing the exhibition, and will share behind-the-scenes images and stories of how it all came together to offer a new answer to the museum’s long-running question “What is a Western?”

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Josh Garrett-Davis is the Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms at the Autry Museum. He is the author of What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination (2019) and Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains (2012). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Western Historical Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is currently writing a history of Native American sound media, based on his doctoral dissertation at Princeton University. He was born and raised in South Dakota and has lived in Los Angeles since 2014.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 98-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

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