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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 21

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Educator Open House

The Heard Museum will be kicking off its year of programming for educators with an open house on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to12 p.m. to share our upcoming programs and resources on American Indian art, history and culture. Experience a gallery tour tailored for educators Participate in ... Details →

Oct 28

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


A beautiful, starlit evening in October, celebrating friends and supporters of the Heard Museum. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Rebecca Simpson at RSimpson@heard.org or 602.251.0245. (Images from Moondance 2016) Event 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception, silent auction and preview of the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: ... Details →

November 2017
Nov 3

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members Opening Reception for Awa Tsireh

Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith is an exhibition that brings together Awa Tsireh’s masterful watercolor paintings and his lesser-known, but equally delightful metalworks. This exhibition and corresponding catalogue draw from the collections of the Heard Museum, art museums across the U. S., and the collection of Norman L. ... Details →

Awa Tsireh Exhibition Adoption opportunity. Click the banner link to learn about adopting an animal art object for the duration of the exhibition.
Nov 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in November

Celebrate the exhibition opening of Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith with free admission to the Heard Museum from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy great music spun by Dj This Just-In. There will be a cash bar for adult beverages and a metal stamp art activity inspired by ... Details →

November First Friday at the Heard Museum
Nov 4

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

T.C. Cannon: Pop Up Studio

Enjoy a private walk-through of the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection, and through the lens of guest artist Jacob Meders, spend time in our Dorrance Education Classroom to complete your own guided art activity to take home! ... Details →

Nov 4

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Circles Collects: Awa Tsireh

Circles of Giving members are invited to a new series of programs designed exclusively for you. Join us for a luncheon and presentation by collector Norman L. Sandfield, whose renowned collection is featured in the upcoming exhibition Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, opening to all members on Friday, ... Details →

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 →

Nov 6

9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Veterans Day Tribute

Join veterans groups, color guards, traditional performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a dinner reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium. Schedule of Events 9:30 a.m. ... Details →

American Indian Veterans National Memorial
Nov 11

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

¡Artes Vivas!

November 11, 2017 The Heard Museum is pleased to announce that the annual Mercado de las Artes Hispanic arts market has been re-branded as a one-day event titled ¡Artes Vivas! The Market will take place Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ¡Artes Vivas! will continue to ... Details →

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