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World Championship Hoop Dance Contest 2017

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If you’re a member of the media, the Heard Museum is ready to assist you.

Heard Museum Media Contact:

Direct all advertising inquiries or solicitations to Helana Guerrero at OH Partners, h.leonguerrero@ohpartners.com.

Direct all PR and media requests to Jessica Pate at OH Partners, j.pate@ohpartners.com.

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Press Releases – Current News

Large-scale exhibition of masterworks by T.C. Cannon opens at Heard Museum
Andrew Mellon Foundation awards Heard Museum Fellowship grant to support textile conservation

Press Releases – Past

Iconic Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition extended through Sept. 4, 2017
Press Release- World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Results 2017

Photography Policies:

  • Photography for personal use only is permitted unless otherwise noted.
  • No flash, video light or tripods are allowed in the galleries.
  • Copyright for many works of art in the museum rests with the artists. The Heard Museum does not assume liability for violation of copyright law by a photographer (Title 17, United States Code).
  • During the Hoop Dance Contest, Indian Fair or other performance venues, photography for personal use only is permitted during the performances unless announced otherwise. Representatives of recognized media must present identification to a marketing/public relations department representative in order to receive a credential to cover such events. Freelancers must present to the marketing/public relations department a letter from his or her recognized-media client(s) showing he or she is covering our event as their contractor. Please ask competitors or their families for permission to take photos outside the arena.
  • Photography of any kind may not be used for publication without written permission from the museum and/or artists.
  • Commercial photography is prohibited unless prior arrangements (including compensation) have been made with the museum.
  • Credentialed members of the media may direct their inquiries to contact@heard.org for more information concerning photography of public events or museum galleries.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

Visitor Guide

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The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.