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World Championship Hoop Dance Contest 2017

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Press Releases & News

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

Photography Policies:

  • Photography for personal use only is permitted unless otherwise noted.
  • No flash, video light or tripods are allowed in the galleries.
  • Copyright for many works of art in the museum rests with the artists. The Heard Museum does not assume liability for violation of copyright law by a photographer (Title 17, United States Code).
  • During the Hoop Dance Contest, Indian Fair or other performance venues, photography for personal use only is permitted during the performances unless announced otherwise. Representatives of recognized media must present identification to a marketing/public relations department representative in order to receive a credential to cover such events. Freelancers must present to the marketing/public relations department a letter from his or her recognized-media client(s) showing he or she is covering our event as their contractor. Please ask competitors or their families for permission to take photos outside the arena.
  • Photography of any kind may not be used for publication without written permission from the museum and/or artists.
  • Commercial photography is prohibited unless prior arrangements (including compensation) have been made with the museum.
  • Credentialed members of the media may direct their inquiries to for more information concerning photography of public events or museum galleries.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

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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.