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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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September 2014
Sep 23

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ASU, Zócalo Public Square present lecture at Heard on synthetic biology

The public is invited to attend a free lecture, “How Will Synthetic Biology Change the Way We Live?” with biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, author of Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, and Arizona State University President Michael ... Details →

Sep 27

Free general admission offer celebrates Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

The Heard is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ... Details →

October 2014
Oct 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Native + You: First Friday — Oct. 3 — ‘Cruise Control at the Heard’

The Heard’s popular evening series, Native + You, or NU, is back, during First Fridays, the popular monthly Central Phoenix celebration of the arts! Visitors can enjoy the Heard’s 12 exhibit galleries, nationally-acclaimed Courtyard Café and gourmet drinks at the Coffee Cantina, and see the best in Native art ... Details →

Oct 15

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Former Pueblo Grande archaeologist to speak to October Guild meeting

If you’ve ever thought about joining the Heard Museum Guild, the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, a general membership meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to April, except December. After a social from 9:30 to 10 a.m., a featured speaker takes the lectern ... Details →

Oct 16

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: The ‘Pai’ tribes

­The Heard Museum Guild’s popular American Indian Short Courses will resume in October with a look at the history, culture and art of the Havasupai, Yavapai and Hualapai peoples of Arizona. The three-part “Pai” Short Course will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 ... Details →

Oct 16

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community: Featuring Filmmaker Sandy Osawa

From a description on the University of Washington website: Sandra Sunrising Osawa launched her independent film career in 1974 by producing and writing a nationally televised series, marking a turning point in media history. Prior to this defining effort, films about Indians were primarily produced and directed by non-Indians. ... Details →

Oct 18

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance at the Heard

For nearly 85 years, the Heard Museum has been one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian art and cultures. We couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate this exciting milestone other than at our signature fundraising event, Moondance at the Heard. This year’s gala, ... Details →

Oct 23

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: The ‘Pai’ tribes

­The Heard Museum Guild’s popular American Indian Short Courses will resume in October with a look at the history, culture and art of the Havasupai, Yavapai and Hualapai peoples of Arizona. The three-part “Pai” Short Course will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 ... Details →

Oct 24

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Living History of Fred Harvey, the Santa Fe and the Great Southwest: A Panel Discussion

This lively panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the past and future of research on Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter, Native art and the Santa Fe railroad starts at 11:30 a.m. (A book-signing precedes the panel at 11 a.m.) Panelists include Stephen Fried, author of the recent best-selling ... Details →

Oct 25

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: “Conversation on American Indian Art”

Join us on the public opening day of “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison,” for a panel discussion, “Conversation on American Indian Art,” followed by book-signing. Panelists for the discussion, held in the Monte Vista Room, are: Kristin Makholm, executive director of Minnesota Museum of American Art; W. ... Details →

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