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Holidays at the Heard

Free for museum members. Non-members pay general admission prices.

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Monday, Dec. 26, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

Visitors can experience American Indian music and dance performances including crowd favorites like hoop dancing and fancy dancing. Also, enjoy delicious fry bread and fry bread tacos every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music and dance performances are twice daily at 12:30 and 2 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium, and artist demonstrations are each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sandra Day O’Connor gallery.

Visitors can also browse items in the Museum Shop and Books & More. Have lunch at the Courtyard Café, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

AND: Anyone arriving at the museum during Holidays at Heard (plus Dec. 31 and Jan. 1) wearing a jersey (not a T-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie or polo shirt; it has to be a jersey) from one of the four major college football teams playing in the Valley that week gets 2-for-1 adult admission into the museum and 10% off most items in the Museum Shops that day. (Already reduced merchandise is not included. May not be used with any other discount. Offer ends Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.)

Performance/artist demonstration schedule

Performances in the Steele Auditorium start at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Artist demonstrations each day are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Monday, Dec. 26 — Yellowhouse Dancers (Navajo/Maricopa)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 — Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O’odham)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 — Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa)
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 — Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw)
  • Friday, Dec. 30 — Dinetah Dancers (Navajo)


  • Monday, Dec. 26 — LaDawn Yazzie (Navajo)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 — Yolanda Hart Stevens (Pee-Posh/Quechan), pottery
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 — Rykelle Kemp (Euchee-Mvskoke Creek/Choctaw/Dinè), jewelry
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 — Nanibaa Beck (Navajo), jewelry
  • Friday, Dec. 30 — Jeff Slim (Navajo), painting


  • December 27th at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Cathedral Choir from Trinity Cathedral

In keeping with its desire to serve the greater Phoenix community, the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Phoenix will perform at the museum as it seeks to expand its musical outreach beyond the doors of the cathedral proper with a delightful collection of holiday favorites. The choir is excited to share in this artistic collaboration with the Heard Museum to accomplish musical outreach to a larger community and provide a unique experience for museum goers.

Derrick Suwaima Davis, former world-champion hoop dancer, performed at a recent Holidays at the Heard.

Event Details

December 26 – 30, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free for Museum members
Non-museum members pay general admission prices

Steele Auditorium

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