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Heard Museum Council

This group of business professionals enjoy gathering monthly for networking luncheons to expand their knowledge of American Indian art and cultures. Many Council members can be seen assisting at Heard events. Each year they provide an Art Appraisal Day where the public can have their Native artwork appraised by local experts.

Appraisal Days

Learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves! Bring them to the Heard Museum during American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Days held each fall and spring. Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions.

Appraisal Days are normally held twice a year and will be posted on our events calendar as soon as details are available.

To reach the Heard Museum Council, contact the membership department by phone at 602.251.0261 or by email at members@heard.org.

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.