Center for Cultural Fluency
The Autry in Griffith Park- 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Hours: Please refer to the website for current museum hours.
Price: Adults: $10, Students with current ID: $6
Description: Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic is an exhibition that records the dialogue between a people and their metropolis.
When Joseph and Rosa Newmark arrived in Los Angeles in 1854, the city had been incorporated only four years, yet a small and active Jewish community already called it home. This community grew and put its stamp on the city. But the bustling city also put its stamp on this group. Using historical artifacts from the Autry’s collection and loans from private individuals, Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic illuminates those mutual influences.
It is the story of neighborhoods like Boyle Heights and Fairfax, people like Louis B. Mayer and Frank Gehry, and lynchpin industries like the movies and land development. See how Jews helped change the city by recruiting the Brooklyn Dodgers, inventing the Barbie doll, and joining other Angelenos in electing the city’s first African American mayor.