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ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

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Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight

February 5, 2021 On display through May 31, 2021 Leon Polk Smith, one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, has been studied and celebrated through major exhibitions, publications, and scholarship over many years—and yet, a significant source of inspiration and influence on his artistic production remains largely unexplored. This original exhibition ...

Long interior view form second floor balcony of Navajo rug exhibition showing rugs hanging on soft white walls with blond bamboo wood on floors and some wall panels.

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving showcases 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers. All at Once has been made possible by the generous donation of longtime Heard Museum members and supporters, Mark and Julie Dalrymple. These textiles, plus dozens more, now reside in the Heard Museum’s permanent collection. Artist statements from leading ...

Through the Lens of Barry Goldwater

This exhibition features prints made from Arizona Senator Barry M. Goldwater’s spectacular color slide collection, which in 1993 was generously donated to the Heard Museum by Senator Goldwater. This extraordinary and rare collection comprises nearly 1000 color slides and contains some of the earliest color landscape photographs of the Navajo and Hopi tribal lands, the ...