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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 2015
Aug 1

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Create-a-Comic Workshop

Learn how to create your own comic book during “Create-a-Comic Workshop!” These workshops, held monthly through August and sponsored by the Heard and the Phoenix Public Library, will show participants the how-tos, comic terminology, creating storyboards and sequential art, plus other aspects of how graphic artists produce their work. ... Details →

Aug 2

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Back to School Party

Join us in celebrating a “super” summer with Damon Begay (Navajo), creator of Interstellar Comix. Damon will share his process accompanied by DJ music and make-and-take crafts of the dynamic kind! Free with museum admission. Details →

Aug 5

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

#ItWasNeverADress: A Conversation About Local Super Heroes

Earlier this year, Valley resident Tania Katan was able to turn social media attention away from celebrities and pet photos to get people thinking about female empowerment. Her medium is a near-universal symbol that Katan, the curator of code at Scottsdale-based technology company Axosoft, says needs re-interpreting: It’s that ... Details →

Aug 7

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Be a Summer Action Hero – Free Admission August 7

The Heard Museum and the St. Vincent de Paul Society are teaming up to battle hunger in the Valley to support the “Be a Summer Action Hero” campaign, which addresses child hunger during the hot summer months. You can become a “Summer Action Hero” and help fill those emergency ... Details →

Aug 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Hot Summer Nights!’

Native + You: August Join as we celebrate “Hot Summer Nights!” with cool activities that will be fun and spicy: 4 to 6 p.m. Come early! The Heard’s famed Courtyard Café will host our first-ever First Friday happy hour, with ½ off appetizers with the purchase of beer or ... Details →

Aug 7

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Federal Indian law expert Stephen Pevar to speak, sign books at the Heard

The author of a book that explains the complexities of federal Indian law and tribes’ and their members’ relationships with each other and with non-Indians will speak on current legal issues facing Native peoples Aug. 7 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Stephen L. Pevar, the author of The ... Details →

September 2015
Sep 7

Blue Star Museums admissions discounts for active military ends today

The Heard Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative. The program offers free admission to the Heard for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 25, through Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015.  The free admission program is available to any ... Details →

Sep 11

September movies: ‘Indian Relay’

Enhance your visit to the Heard Museum by viewing films about Native life, culture and art. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Indian Relay (2013, 56 min.) documents an unheralded aspect of modern-day American Indian life and what it takes to win one of the more exciting forms of ... Details →

Sep 18

September movies: ‘The Mystery of Chaco Canyon’

Enhance your visit to the Heard Museum by viewing films about Native life, culture and art. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The Mystery of Chaco Canyon (1999, 56 min). Narrated by Robert Redford, the film unveils the astronomical brilliance of an ancient people in the Southwest. Aerial and ... Details →

Sep 24

September movies: ‘Miss Navajo’

Enhance your visit to the Heard Museum by viewing films about Native life, culture and art. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Miss Navajo (2007, 60 min.) documents the Miss Navajo Nation pageant and shows the importance of cultural preservation and the meaning of being a Navajo woman. Not ... Details →

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