The museum of the Southwest, founded by Charles Lummis, is the oldest museum in Los Angeles. It is dedicated to the American Indian culture. A man of many talents who reminds me of George Champlin Mason in Newport.
If only the present caretakers would heed his vision.
The collection of Katsinas on exhibit at the Autry Museum is in fact part of the collection from the museum of the SouthWest ( the oldest museum in Los Angeles) started by Charles Lummis, an almost Harvard graduate. I am always so glad that the past is preserved in places such as this. I marvel at the elegant creativity of humanity.
The afternoon was Felix’s birthday party. He will not remember it except through these photos, but then what are grandparents for? People stayed around after the party until children were really too tired. My daughter-in-law decided to see if she still fit in the outfit she had used to perform in New York City some years before Felix came along.