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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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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 →

Nov 27

Heard Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day

The Heard Museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27, reopening at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28. It is one of four days each year the museum is closed. the others are Independence Day, Christmas Day and Easter. Details →

Nov 28–30

Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shops

There’s no better place to find authentic American Indian artwork than the Heard Shops. Search for unique, one-of-a-kind ornaments and other treasures perfect for gift-giving or to enhance your own holiday celebrations. Details →

December 2014
Dec 5–7

Heard Museum Guild Library Book and Treasure Sale

Choose from more than 30,000 titles ranging from rare books to paperbacks, historic tomes to cookbooks, as well as unique art and collectibles. Members shop first on Friday, and everyone can bid Friday and Saturday on special silent-auction items. Free admission (Heard Museum admission additional). Details →

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