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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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August 2016
Aug 25

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Canyon Conversations & Cocktails with The Fred Harvey Company

Join us on any or all of select Thursday nights this summer to take part in engaging conversations about The Fred Harvey Company, the Harvey Girls, and Arizona history. Each event will host a different speaker and topic on Arizona. $10 non-members; members free. Cash bar available for those ... Details →

Aug 28

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Summer Sunday!

Relax and take in the art on the fourth Sundays of June, July, August and September in the cool confines of the Heard as we celebrate Free Summer Sundays with free admission for everyone! On Aug. 28, enjoy the athleticism and style of former world champion hoop dancer Derrick ... Details →

September 2016
Sep 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Staycation’

The theme of this month’s First Friday at the Heard is “Staycation.” Start your Labor Day weekend at the Heard the evening of Sept. 2 with fun, food, drink and fresh events, and share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free evening admission to ... Details →

Sep 5

Blue Star Museum discounts for military families end

The Heard Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museum Initiative! The program offers free admission to the museum for all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The program is available to any ... Details →

Sep 21

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Heard Museum director/CEO speaks at season’s first 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 →

Sep 24

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The Heard joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission for up to two non-museum-member adults on this day only to those who bring to the museum tickets they obtained from the Smithsonian Magazine website. (Museum members are already admitted free throughout the year.) For information and ... Details →

Sep 25

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Summer Sunday! Free Admission

Relax and take in the art on the fourth Sundays of June, July, August and September in the cool confines of the Heard as we celebrate Free Summer Sundays with free admission for everyone! On Sept. 25, enjoy storyteller Michael Heralda at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the ... Details →

October 2016
Oct 6

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Short Course: Native Women in the Arts: Oct. 6, 13 & 20

As part of its commitment to continuing education, the Heard Museum Guild presents several short courses each year, in October, January and April. Open to the public, the aim of the courses is to enhance one’s respect for Native peoples and to develop an appreciation of their art and ... Details →

Oct 20

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Simon Ortiz & Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture & Community

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences and politics. Underscoring indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an indigenous ... Details →

Oct 22

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance Gala

  The Heard Museum’s annual fundraising gala is a majestic evening filled with museum friends and supporters in the museum’s iconic Spanish-colonial style courtyard and plaza. The 2016 event honors community members Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin as well as artist Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) whose retrospective exhibition is to be on ... Details →

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