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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 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 →

Apr 30

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Día del Niño

An honoring of our precious children! The Heard will celebrate Children’s Day with a community festival! Bring the entire family out for a day of fun, arts, storytelling, music, dance, games and activities for kids of all ages! Enjoy free samplings of food and agua fresca provided by Paletas ... Details →

Celebrate Dia del Nino at the Heard Museum
May 2017
May 2

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Members-Only Trip: Tucson Botanical Gardens

Enhance your experience of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by joining us on May 2, 2017 for a limited members-only trip to Tucson to view Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Prepare to transport yourself to Frida and Diego’s garden at la Casa Azul in ... Details →

May 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in May

Fiesta de Familia Bring the whole family out and enjoy the Heard’s galleries with free general admission* along with activities, artist demonstrations, music, food and more in the Central Courtyard. Also enjoy elegant Spanish guitar by Miguel de Maria inside the museum’s Crossroads Gallery – a perfect way to ... Details →

May 6

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Art Talk with Gennaro Garcia

A Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera In-Gallery Art Talk Enjoy a private tour of the exhibition in an intimate and exclusive setting with noted artist Gennaro Garcia who will share his insights and personal perspectives on these two artists and the works on view. This is a special ticketed ... Details →

May 13

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Experience and Circles Members Only: Tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Experience and Circles members are invited to an intimate tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with museum curator Janet Cantley. Limited to the first 40 participants, this early morning discussion will take place throughout the exhibition. Cantley will choose select pieces to explore the relationship between these two ... Details →

May 13

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Creation Stories

The Changing History, Culture and Traditions of Birth Free and open to the general public, families are welcome. In commemoration of Mother’s Day, the Heard is pleased to partner with Creative Push, a multimedia art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. ... Details →

May 18

International Museum Day

The Heard joins museums around the world in this 39th annual celebration, sponsored by the International Council of Museums since 1977. This year the museum is hosting a scavenger hunt for the chance to win a surprise gift (while supplies last). Also, anyone who purchases a membership today will ... Details →

May 28

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Summer Sundays

Escape the heat of summer and join us again for this annual series to enjoy free performances, artist demonstrations and more, every fourth Sunday of the summer. Admission to the museum’s galleries is free all day, so gather the whole family and come to the Heard Museum for cool ... Details →

May 29

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Blue Star Museum Initiative Begins

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. 4, 2017. The free admission program is available to ... Details →

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