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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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October 2014
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 during the public opening of the exhibit “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison,” for a panel discussion followed by a book-signing. Panelists for the discussion, held in the Monte Vista Room, are: Kristin Makholm, executive director of Minnesota Museum of American Art; W. Jackson Rushing III, ... Details →

Oct 25

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Booksigning and Reading by Max Early

Join poet Max Early (Laguna) at Books & More as he reads from and signs copies of his new book of poetry, Ears of Corn: Listen. Paperback copies of the book will be available for sale at $28 per copy. From a description of the book and author from ... Details →

November 2014
Nov 2

‘Fam Day’ celebrating ‘Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison’

We spend a day celebrating this special exhibit in a special way the whole family may enjoy: Create art in our make-and-take “Earth impression” activity from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Engage in guided sketch sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; enjoy “modern” dance performances at 12:30 p.m. ... Details →

Nov 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cahuilla/Serrano elder Ernest Siva named 11th recipient of Spirit of the Heard Award

The Heard Museum is proud to present its 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award to Ernest H. Siva (Cahuilla/Serrano). The award will be presented during ceremonies at the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale. “We ... Details →

Nov 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday: Native + You – ‘Stories & Jazz in Arizona’

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 →

Nov 8–9

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Spanish Market: Mercado de las Artes

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, ... Details →

Nov 11

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Veterans Day Observance at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial

Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special sunset tribute to all those who have worn America’s uniform in the nation’s armed services. The one-hour ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and is ... Details →

Nov 15

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

American Indian Arts & Artifacts Appraisal Day at Sagewood

Find out what your treasures are worth! Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. Details →

Nov 19

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Fair ‘Best of Show’ winner Ken Williams Jr. to speak to November 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 →

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