David P. Bradley (Chippewa), b. 1954, “The Tradition Lives On,” 2007. Gift of Alice Monongye, Heard Museum Collection, 4522-1.

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Our members are a vital part of our vision for the future. Members provide the financial support and strength in upholding our mission to educate the public about the heritage and living cultures and art of Native peoples. The Heard is a living museum – giving voice to a uniquely American people.

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Basic Membership Benefits:

Members receive the following benefits for one full year:

  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the Heard Museum Shops and Café
  • New member reception and tour (first-year members)
  • Invitations to members-only exhibit previews and events
  • Subscription to the members-only publication Earth Song
  • Advanced ticket purchase for World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
  • Advanced ticket purchase and discount for the Guild Indian Fair & Market
  • Early entry to the Guild Indian Fair & Market

Levels of Membership

$60 Individual
Basic membership benefits for one adult. See Basic Membership Benefits above.

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$75 Family/Dual
Basic membership benefits for two adults and children or grandchildren age(s) 18 and under. See Basic Membership Benefits above.

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$100 Supporter
All Family benefits plus:

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$200 Patron
All Supporter benefits plus:

  • Subscription to Native Peoples or American Indian Art magazine
  • Two additional admission guest passes (4 total)
  • Two admission tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
  • Two admission tickets to the Guild Indian Fair & Market

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$500 Curator
All Patron benefits plus:

  • Special invitation to a Circles of Giving reception
  • Two additional guest passes (6 total)
  • Four admission tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
  • Four admission tickets to the Guild Indian Fair & Market

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Additional Membership Opportunities

American Indians receive a 50% discount on memberships starting at $60 up to $500. To qualify, the primary membership cardholder must provide proof of enrollment with a recognized Native community.

$20 Student
Valid for one full-time student with proof of enrollment.

  • Free museum admission
  • Invitations to select exhibit preview receptions
  • Complimentary access to the Heard Museum Library and Archives

For more information or the purchase, call the membership office at 602.251.0261 or email members@heard.org.

$20 Smithsonian
Add on to any membership up to $500.

  • Annual subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (12 issues) or Air & Space Magazine (6 issues)
  • 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, Smithsonian Catalogue and SmithsonianStore.com
  • Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys and more!

For more information or the purchase, call the membership office at 602.251.0261 or email members@heard.org.

Circles of Giving Membership

Circles of Giving membership represents a cornerstone of the Heard Museum’s vital mission to educate the public about the dynamic, living cultures of the Southwest. The loyal support of our Circles members ensures that the Museum will move forward with vitality and vision.

To join the Circles of Giving, or for more information, contact Lynn Donahue by phone at 602.251.0271 or by email at ldonahue@heard.org.

$1,500 Copper Circle
Basic membership benefits plus:

  • Invitations to private exhibition previews and special events for Circles members only
  • Ten admission guest passes
  • Recognition in museum publications
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market Best of Show Reception
  • Six tickets to Indian Fair & Market Early Bird Shopping
  • Six tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
  • VIP member tent for the Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market and World Champion Hoop Dance
  • Enrollment for two as Smithsonian affiliate members
  • Subscription to Native Peoples or American Indian Art magazine

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$2,500 Turquoise Circle
All Copper Circle benefits plus:

  • Gift membership (Individual level valued at $60)
  • All exhibit catalogues and limited edition art books published by the Heard Museum
  • Access to private educational opportunities with artists and staff

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$5,000 Silver Circle
All Turquoise level benefits plus:

  • Private tour for up to ten in the company of an expert docent, curator and/or professional exhibit design specialist
  • One-time private-use rental at a reduce fee of 25% off (non-transferable)
  • Two additional admission tickets to the Guild Indian Fair & Market Best of Show reception and dinner
  • All exhibit catalogues published externally

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$10,000 Gold Circle
All Silver Circle benefits plus:

  • Personal tour of the Heard Museum’s renowned collections area focusing on the topic of your choice
  • Unlimited admission guest passes for family and friends
  • Unlimited personal guests at all Circle Event openings

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Your contribution, minus the value of benefits received, may be tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. You may decline to receive any part of your benefits to increase your tax-deductible amount.

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For more information about membership with the Heard Museum, contact us by phone at 602.251.0261 or by email at members@heard.org.

What Heard Museum Members Are Saying


“Circles of Giving has enhanced our knowledge of native cultures and arts and introduced us to others who share the same interests and passions. It is a fun way to explore other aspects of a great museum.”

David and Mary Patino

"The Circles of Giving financially aids the programs of the Museum while providing its members with unique opportunities to experience new exhibits through the eyes of the curators."

Norma Jean-Coulter

”Circles membership is a great way to support the Museum and enhance personal enlightenment.”

Stanley and Judith Getch

”There shouldn't have to be benefits to encourage members who can support the Heard Museum at higher levels, but we do like our benefits: Special invitations, special events, discounts, subscriptions, complimentary admissions, early admissions, and on and on. These are just the cherries on the cake of supporting a fine institution we all love!”

Norman Sandfield