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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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April 2017
Apr 6

Frida and Diego Guild Short Course

Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art Coordinators: Sheila Mehlem & Sarah Santana Facilitator: Connie Thornton Registration Fee (3 sessions): $45.00 This 3 session course is offered in conjunction with the new spring exhibition,  Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, on exhibit April 11-August ... Details →

Apr 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in April

Courtyard Night The Heard’s Central Courtyard is the spot to hang out and enjoy the outdoors (while we can) with activities, great food, and tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and FullStop. Also, get a preview of the Katsina Doll Marketplace with on-site carving demonstrations. Admission to the museum’s ... Details →

Apr 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers

The nation's largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the 16th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Admission to the Marketplace is free; museum admission additional. Details →

2015 Katsina Marketplace at the Heard Museum
Apr 9


Opening Night Party for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Get an exclusive preview of the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Heard Museum before it opens to the public on April 11. Celebrate these legendary Mexican artists while listening to bolero music, tasting traditional Mexican cuisine by ... Details →

Apr 9–11

Indigenous Mexican Arts Show and Sale

In conjunction with the opening of our new exhibition, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the Heard Museum Shop has invited eight celebrated Mexican-Indigenous artists to show and sell their art; Julia Fuentes Santiago (alebrije painting), Diego Valles (ceramics), Porfirio Gutierrez (textiles),Yesenia Salgado Tellez (jewelry), Wence and Sandra Martinez (textiles/painting), ... Details →

Apr 10

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Members’ Preview Day

See Frida First! All Basic, Experience and Circles of Giving members are invited to our members-only preview day for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Come view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition in the company of your fellow Heard Museum members before it opens to the public. Not a member? Join when ... Details →

Apr 19

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie to Speak at April Guild Meeting

The monthly Guild meeting’s featured speaker for April is Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie. Ms. Parsons-Yazzie is originally from Hardrock, AZ on the Navajo Reservation, and a Professor Emerita at Northern Arizona University.  Her lecture will focus on the effect the boarding schools had on American Indian people and is composed of ... Details →

Apr 22

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Rick Bartow Members Reception

Basic and Experience members are invited to a special morning reception for Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain. Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, this retrospective presents the work of contemporary Oregon artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016). At this breakfast reception, ... Details →

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain exhibition
Apr 22

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Things You Did Not Know About Rick Bartow: A Gallerist’s Conversation

Join Charles Froelick, owner/director of Froelick Gallery in Portland, Ore., for a special engagement and in-depth look into the life, work and career of Wiyot artist Rick Bartow. This program will begin inside of the exhibition space (Jacobson Gallery). Free for museum members or with general admission for non-members. Details →

Apr 23

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

La Revolución: The Legacy of Mexican Mural Art

A Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Exhibition Conversation The influence of Mexican mural art is far-reaching in the borderlands and beyond. Here in Phoenix, the mural-art and street-art communities are burgeoning. Moderator Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, artist and founder of Paint Phx, a city-wide mural and street arts festival, will ... Details →

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