2D Art Exhibits

Group portrait at Isleta, N.D. Charles Lummis, photographer. Courtesy of the Autry National Center/Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, P_8405

Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century

In this exhibit, the people of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico tell their own story — their history and the lasting effects of 19th century changes on their lives today. Using many historic photographs and a variety of media, the story unfolds in three parts: First, the people describe the cycle of the traditional year as ...

Build! Toy Brick Art at the Heard

BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard

LEGO® bricks, the popular building toy, are the building blocks of intense creativity and design among adults and children alike. This family-friendly, interactive exhibition will feature local American Indian and non-American Indian artists transforming their artworks using the popular construction toys. Interactive activities combined with the assembled artworks will make art accessible to both children and adults while showing the amazing features of form, color and ...

White Swan (Crow), c. 1850-c. 1917, Painting, 1890. Gift of Mrs. John W. Kieckhefer.

Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Art

The Heard journeys beyond the Southwest in this exhibit, which has been expanded from its original showing at the Heard Museum North Scottsdale. Ledger book drawing began in the late 19th century when several tribes of the Great Plains were relocated by the U.S. government. Many of their cultures had traditions of recording events on ...

Museum Collections


Explore the museum’s collections, from how they began to how they’ve grown over eight decades. See collections in the Heard home and early floorplans for the museum.

Browse Now →

Online Collections


Below are examples of objects that are in the Masterworks Arts and Artists Series in the Heard Museum Digital Library.  Learn more about the Digital Library →

Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw), “New Mexico Sunset” 1978. Heard Museum Purchase, IAC2390.

Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) “New Mexico Sunset” 1978. Heard Museum Purchase, IAC2390.

Annie Antone (Tohono O’odham), polychrome olla, 2001. Heard Museum Purchase from the artist at the 2001 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, 4106-1.

Annie Antone (Tohono O’odham) polychrome olla, 2001. Heard Museum Purchase from the artist at the 2001 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, 4106-1.

Appraisals


The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.