At Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Histories Converge

23 Sep

How can an informed celebration of the West be combined with a more complete one?

Edward Rothstein raises this question in the New York Times. It is a good question, and it reflects with breadth and depth the difficulties I and Edward Blum mused about concerning commemoration. (Blum’s musings were far more extensive than mine, I hasten to add.)

Rothstein raises his question in a review of the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. I’ve been there once, and that was before the remake that Rothstein discusses. While there are challenges for it yet to be resolved, the new Autry sounds as if I need to revisit it.

Rothstein’s full review can be read here:

At Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Histories Converge – NYTimes.com.

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