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Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

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December 2016
Dec 12–18

Heard Museum Shops Holiday Shopping Week

Now you have seven days to complete your holiday gift list during the Heard Museum Shops Holiday Shopping Week! Heard Museum members will receive 20% off most purchases (this includes consignment items). Already reduced merchandise excluded. Non-members will receive 10% off most purchases (this includes consignment items) in-store or ... Details →

Panoramic shot of the Heard Museum Shop
Dec 25

Christmas Day – Museum closed – Museum closes early Dec. 24

The Heard Museum will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The museum will reopen for regular hours at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26. The Heard Museum, the Heard Museum Shop, Books & More and the Courtyard Café ... Details →

Dec 26–30

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Details →

January 2017
Jan 1

New Year’s Day – Museum open – Museum closes 3 p.m. Dec. 31

The Heard Museum will be open its regular hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The museum will close at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The Heard will reopen for its regular hours at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The Heard Museum, the Heard ... Details →

Heard Museum Central Courtyard at night. Photo by Craig Smith
Jan 14

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Short Course: Native People of the Southwest, Jan. 14, 21 & 28

Presented by the Heard Museum Guild, this three-week information-packed half-day class will focus on the Southwest and the first Americans who inhabited this land from prehistoric times to the 21st century. In this overview, participants will learn about the Southwest and the first Americans from the prehistoric peoples to ... Details →

February 2017
Feb 9

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bespoke: A Celebration of Beauty

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Location: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery Come celebrate the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery and the opening of its inaugural exhibition Beauty Speaks for Us, featuring masterworks from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and private Phoenix collections. Ticket ... Details →

Bespoke Gala Reception for the exhibit Beauty Speaks for Us at the Heard Museum, January 2017
Feb 11–12

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing at the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. More than 70 top Native hoop dancers from the United States and Canada compete for cash prizes and the World Champion title. Visitors can enjoy dance performances as well as delicious ... Details →

Grand Entry during 23rd Annual Hoop Dance Contest
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