The Heard Museum art collection concentrates on the lives of Native peoples and consists of more than 40,000 objects. The two focal areas of the collection are comprehensive cultural collections from the Greater Southwest and contemporary native fine art from North America. Key collections include Hopi katsina dolls; Navajo and Zuni jewelry, Navajo textiles, Southwestern ceramics from prehistory to the present and baskets from the Southwest, California, the Great Basin and the Northwest. The approximately 4,000 fine art works in the Heard Museum collection document the American Indian Fine Art Movement from the 20th century to the present, and include work by some of the finest historic and contemporary American Indian artists.
The Masterworks Series of exhibits and accompanying catalogs (“Hold Everything,” “Be Dazzled,” and “So Fine”) by the Heard Museum brought Native voices to the interpretation of its collections by inviting American Indian artists to serve as guest curators for each exhibit. The online Masterworks Series links the artwork featured in the three exhibits and catalogs with selected archival holdings on each artist in the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives. View the collection online →