Play!

Courtesy Autry Museum of the American West Girl's Gene Autry bicycle, made by Monark Silver King Company, 1950s

Details

2017-11-28 10:00:00
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu., Fri. until January 5
$14, $10 students and seniors, $6 children, free under 2

Location Info:

The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA  90027
323-667-2000

We're all slaves to the screen, even children. The Autry Museum of the American West's latest exhibit, "Play!," is a nostalgic nod to a simpler, pre–mobile device era of classic and modern toys and games in the American West, dating back to the 19th century and featuring such well-known brands as Mattel, Milton Bradley and Disney, in addition to objects made by African-Americans and Native Americans. Among the more than 200 items organized into four thematic sections are bicycles, skateboards, kites, tea sets, air rifles, tin soldiers, vintage and modern video games, a 1959 Barbie and a 1930 Mickey doll, the first licensed Disney toy. The museum will host a series of events related to the display, including scavenger hunts, interactive dress-up stations, indoor games and film screenings.

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