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The 30-foot-long art fence, “Indigenous Evolution,” by Rosemary Lonewolf (Santa Clara Tewa) and Tony Jojola (Isleta) greets visitors at the entrance of the Heard’s signature exhibition, “HOME: Native People in the Southwest.”

Heard Museum Council

This group of business professionals enjoy gathering monthly for networking luncheons to expand their knowledge of American Indian art and cultures. Many Council members can be seen assisting at Heard events. Each year they provide an Art Appraisal Day where the public can have their Native artwork appraised by local experts.

Appraisal Days →

Learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves! Bring them to the Heard Museum during American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Days held each fall and spring. Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions.

To reach the Heard Museum Council, contact the membership department by phone at 602.251.0261 or by email at members@heard.org.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

Visitor Guide

Heard Museum Visitors Guide for Sept. - Dec., 2016

View the Sept.- Dec. 2016 Visitor Guide

Browse the rest of our downloadable materials on the Brochures & Guides page →


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.

Photograph Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of either the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives or the following museum staff and supporters: Caesar Chaves, Debra Krol, Taylor Peterson, Mark Scarp, Apphia Shirley, Craig Smith, Megan Richmond, Jewel Clark and Lizard Light Productions.