A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Saturday, Dec. 26, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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 from White Eyes Fry Bread every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, when the hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 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 3 p.m. in the atrium of the HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibit.
On Dec. 27-29, visitors can observe an exhibit in development! From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Gallery, artists Klee Benally, Michael Teller Ornelas, Darylene Martin and Anthony “Thosh” Collins will work with their student artists creating pieces for the upcoming exhibit Confluence: Inter-generational Collaborations.
Visitors can also enjoy 12 exhibit galleries including HOME as well as two exhibits that feature hands-on craft activities and artwork that are perfect for families.
This event is free to non-museum members with museum admission.
Anyone arriving at the museum during Holidays at the Heard and through Bowl Game season, including the BCS National Championship (Dec. 26, 2015, through Jan. 12, 2016), wearing a jersey (not a T-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie or polo shirt; it has to be a jersey) from one of the six college football teams in the Valley to play those weeks gets 2-for-1 adult admission into the museum and 10% off most items in the Museum Shops that day. Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame, Ohio State. Cactus Bowl: Arizona State, West Virginia. BCS National Championship: Alabama, Clemson. (The fine print: Already reduced merchandise is not included in the Shop discount. May not be used with any other discount, including AAA, the Canadian Traveller or Visit Scottsdale offer, Culture Pass, etc. Offer ends Sunday, Jan. 12, 2016.)
Performances in the Steele Auditorium 12:30 and 2 p.m. Artist demonstrations each day of Holidays at the Heard 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Confluence creation sessions on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.