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World Championship Hoop Dance Contest 2017

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If you’re a member of the media, the Heard Museum is ready to assist you.

Heard Museum Media Contact:

Direct media requests to Todd Vigil,

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Media Kits

Larger Than Memory Media Kit

Press Releases & News

Indian Country Today: ‘Larger Than Memory’ is larger than life at Phoenix museum

Henry Luce Foundation: Survey of Contemporary Indigenous North American Art Opens at Heard Museum

AZ Family profiles Larger Than Memory and interviews Chief Curator Diana Pardue and artist Stephen Yazzie (Diné/Laguna)

AZ Red Book: Heard Museum Presents ‘Larger Than Memory’

New Times Arts Roundup features Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Indigenous Art from North America

Wide Walls Magazine: Surveying Contemporary Art From Indigenous North America

Artful Jaunt: A Show of Indigenous Artists in Phoenix Has Questions For Museums Everywhere

Press Release | Heard Museum’s largest exhibition of contemporary Native art, Larger Than Memory, opens Sept. 4

Smithsonian collaboration helps the Heard Museum reunite Yup’ik masks

ASU Cronkite News: School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools


Heard Museum’s Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories Wins 2020 AASLH Award of Excellence

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards major grant to Heard Museum

Press Release: Heard Museum Announces Full List of Participating Artists for Larger Than Memory Exhibition

Heard Museum Reopening Media Advisory

Red Book includes articles on Larger than Memory and Hoop in its April 2020 travel issue (see pages 13 & 18)

New Times includes Heard@Home in list of favorite creative spaces online.

Hyperallergic reviews Maria Hupfield: Nine Years Towards the Sun

March 24, 2020 | Message from the Heard Museum CEO concerning COVID-19

Downtown Devil recommends the Heard Museum Digital Library in their article, “How To Keep Yourself Occupied At Home.”

Heard Museum Temporarily Closed.
Scheduled to reopen April 6th, 2020.

Travel website Lonely Planet names Heard Museum one of the best art museums in the US

Exhibition Press Release: Larger Than Memory

ArtDaily: “The Heard Museum presents David Hockney’s first exhibition in Arizona.”

PR Newswire : “The Heard Museum presents David Hockney’s first exhibition in Arizona paired with Indigenous California Basketry.”

Heard Museum Reopens Landmark Boarding School Exhibition, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories
Josef Albers in Mexico Press Release
Heard Museum Guild Announces 61st-Annual Indian Fair & Market, March 2-3
Heard Museum to present original exhibition featuring rare works by Henri Matisse and the Native Alaskan Masks that inspired him

Andrew Mellon Foundation awards Heard Museum Fellowship grant to support textile conservation
Large-scale exhibition of masterworks by T.C. Cannon opens at Heard Museum
Iconic Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition extended through Sept. 4, 2017
Press Release- World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Results 2017

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