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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 2017
Sep 14–Nov 1

Adopt an Animal from Awa Tsireh

Support the upcoming exhibition Awa Tsireh: A Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, opening Nov. 3, by adopting one of the “animals” featured in the exhibition. Awa Tsireh’s depictions of animals exude charm and whimsy, and for the run of the exhibition, one of these critters can be yours! We promise ... Details →

Adopt an Animal from 'Awa Tsireh'
October 2017
Oct 6

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Circles Members Exhibition Preview

Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection Friday, October 6, 2017 5 to 6 p.m. Exclusive exhibition viewing, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery 5:45 p.m. Remarks by David M. Roche 6 to 8 p.m. Private reception continues in ... Details →

Oct 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October First Friday

In honor of the opening of the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection, we invite guests to wear their sunglasses at night to this First Friday event! Enjoy the evening with a guest DJ Dana Armstrong who will ... Details →

First Friday in October at the Heard Museum
Oct 7

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Members Exhibition Opening Reception

Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection Saturday, October 7, 2017 Exhibition – Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery Reception – Monte Vista Room 9 to 9:30 a.m. Member Exclusive Exhibition Viewing 9:30 to 11 a.m. Reception Heard Museum ... Details →

Oct 7

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues: A Look at T.C. Cannon

T.C. Cannon wasn’t just an Indian artist, He was a poet, a singer and songwriter, a friend, brother, son, and a clever commentator on the world around him. He translated human emotion into the art we admire today. As both artist and man we will learn about “Tommy” in ... Details →

Oct 8

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Navajo Documentary Film Showcase

On Sunday, Oct. 8, visit the Heard for a special viewing of two compelling American Indian documentaries; The Mayors of Shiprock and Metal Road, in early celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 9, 2017). The screenings will take place in the newly upgraded Steele Auditorium and are free and ... Details →

Oct 9

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Heard Museum community invites you to join us in commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a day of programming dedicated to the Indigenous communities and voices of Arizona. As we celebrate the first full year of recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Phoenix, we are honored to ... Details →

'7th Voice' a film by Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute)
Oct 14

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga!

Join Rooted Community Yoga Project in the Jacobson Gallery every 2nd and 4th Saturday through October 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice surrounded by Steven Yazzie’s installation, Black White Blue Yellow (BWBY). All levels welcome. Yogis who bring their own mat for the class receive ... Details →

Oct 28

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


A beautiful, starlit evening in October, celebrating friends and supporters of the Heard Museum. Schedule 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception, silent auction and preview of the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks of T.C. Cannon form the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection 7:30 p.m. Seated dinner and program 9:00 p.m. ... Details →

Moondance 2017 is October 28. The museum will honor Sue Glawe of Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday
November 2017
Nov 4

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Awa Tsireh: A Conversation and Book Signing

Dive deeper into the life and work of Awa Tsireh (San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1898-1955) with Norman Sandfield in a discussion that will shed light on this Puebloan master artist and the Sandfield Collection. A book signing with the authors of Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, Diana F. Pardue ... Details →

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