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Free* Summer Sundays

Become Your Own Super Hero During Summer Sundays!

The Heard is the “super” place to be during the long hot days of summer. Each Sunday in July, general admission is free* to all, thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cox Charities and APS! (*Admission to the Super Heroes exhibit is subject to the $5 gate fee for non-members.)

To celebrate our newest family-friendly summer exhibit Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!, kids can create their own super hero costume (while supplies last) so they can embark on exciting adventures. They can also participate in a “super” scavenger hunt to search for other super heroes within the museum. Everybody is invited to enjoy cultural performances, see and speak with Native artists at work and tour the museum.

Don’t forget to stop in the Courtyard Café and the Coffee Cantina for heroic meals and snacks, and visit Books & More for Super Heroes tote bags, T-shirts and graphic novels.

Free* Summer Sundays Schedule:

Cultural Performances: 12:30 and 2 p.m., Steele Auditorium

Artist Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kids’ Crafts: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Museum open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 5 – See multiple-award-winning Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) as he thrills the audience with his skill and artistry. Visitor can learn more about the intricate art of Navajo textile weaving from Marilou Schultz. Kids: create your very own super comic postcard.

July 12 – The Yellow House Dancers, led by Lane Jensen (Navajo/Maricopa) includes his family, including World Teen Hoop Dance Champion Tyrese and second-place Youth Division winner Kailayne, and other top performers. Then, see and talk with Hopi basketweaver Janette Chimerica as she demonstrates her ancient art. (Artist demonstration supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.)  Kids: decorate your super mask to conceal your identity.

July 19 – Enjoy performances by the Native Spirit Dancers, headed by former World Champion Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill (Ho Chunk) accompanied by his family and troupe. Anthony Belvado shows visitors how he creates the famous Apache fiddle. Kids: color a pair of dynamic cuffs.

July 26 – The Yellowbird Indian Dancers have traveled the globe showcasing their rich tribal cultures. Join the Duncan family on a musical and dance journey through Indian Country. Then, visit with artist Lucille Maho as she demonstrates the creation of Hopi pottery. Kids: create a protective emblem to complete your super hero outfit so you can be heroic and save the day.

*Admission to the Super Heroes exhibit is subject to the $5 gate fee for non-members.


Free Summer Sundays are offered with the generous support of the following sponsors:

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

Event Details

Sunday, July 26
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

General admission: $0
"Super Heroes" exhibit (museum members): $0
"Super Heroes" exhibit (non-members age 2 and older): $5

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