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October 2016
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


On a beautiful starlit evening in October, friends and supporters of the Heard Museum gather to celebrate distinguished individuals that propel the Heard Museum forward and share the values of the organization’s mission. This year, the event will honor community members Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin as well as world ... Details →

Join the Heard Museum for Moondance, October 22, 2016
November 2016
Nov 7

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Sunset Tribute in Honor of Our Veterans

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 veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War inside the museum’s ... Details →

The American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 12–13

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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 →

Performers for the El Mercado de Las Artes, 2016 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ
Nov 19

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day

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 25–27

Ornament Marketplace

Enhance your holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of various ornaments in different art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts. Several Native artists will be offering ornaments featuring carved wood, miniature ... Details →

A tree displaying ornaments for sale during Ornament Marketplace
January 2017
Jan 12

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bespoke: A Celebration of Beauty

Join us for the opening gala of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery and see the inaugural exhibition Beauty Speaks for Us, featuring masterworks from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and local, private collections. For questions, contact Rebecca Simpson at 602.251.0245 or rsimpson@heard.org. Details →

Bespoke Gala Reception for the exhibit Beauty Speaks for Us at the Heard Museum, January 2017
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