Southwest Museum-American Indian
- General Info:
- Offering extensive holdings of Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino and Western Art and artifacts, this is one of the nation's most important museum and archive collections related to the American Indian.
06/15/2002Provided by Citysearch -
The Southwest Museum is tucked away on a hillside in an older section of Los Angeles - Highland Park. It is a standard field trip destination for some of the local elementary schools, but it's great for an afternoon's stroll through the local history. They have an amazing collection of Native-American crafts, especially baskets. You'll see anything from huge baskets a grown person could hide in to something the size of an infant's hand. Some of the displays have seen better days, but they're still delightful to experience. The gift shop/bookstore has an interesting selection of items from local artists and writers. The museum staff are congenial and always willing to answer your questions.