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L.A. County Museum of Art and Autry National Center


Correspondent Tom Wilmer talks with Michael Govan, director of the L.A. County Museum of Art, one of America’s largest encyclopedic art museums.

The Autry National Center is a distinctive museum dedicated to the American West and its history, from prehistoric times through the age of the Wild West and today. Come along and join Jeffry Richardson, the Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, for walking tour highlight of the Autry. The Autry, named in honor of the museum’s visionary creator, Western singer and motion picture star, Gene Autry, is conveniently located in Griffith Park, just off Interstate 5.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.