Autry director John Gray sent a letter to the Los Angeles City Council late today, saying the museum was dropping its plans for a $175-million expansion. The Autry had hoped to display much more of the Southwest Museum's local American Indian collection than had every been shown before. However, a group of Mount Washington-area residents saw the plan as abandoning their neighborhood's historic museum in favor of Griffith Park. The Autry and Southwest merged several years ago.
Tomorrow morning on "AirTalk" we'll talk about the Autry's decision, what this means for the important Southwest collection, and for the future of Griffith Park.