The Heard Museum hosts Educator Events throughout the year. Visit our events page for upcoming events. All events are free but registration is required.
June is Teacher Appreciation Month.
Educators with a valid teacher i.d. receive complimentary general admission during the month of June.
The museum offers a free multi-day institute where Arizona K-12 educators can acquire Standards-based tools and resources to teach American Indian history, culture, and art. Educators can network with one another and leave with tangible lesson plans that can be adapted to fit individual classrooms.
Participants will gain an understanding of American Indian Boarding Schools, American Indian Contemporary Art and Native People of the Southwest through lectures, presentations, guest speakers, artist demonstrations, gallery tours, and discussions.
The next Teacher Institute originally scheduled for June 22-24, 2020 will be rescheduled.
Teacher Institute, July 23-25, 2018:
Sign up for a $30 Education membership (for students and teachers) today to receive email updates on special member-only events plus:
For more information, or if you want to take advantage of this educator membership please visit: heard.org/membership
The Heard Museumâ€™s Books & More shop accepts school Purchase Orders (PO) for educational materials such as books and DVDs. This service is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please call Books & More at 602.251.0258 to schedule your visit so that staff can be available to assist. Staff will need a printed copy of the PO to complete your order after you have selected your titles. As a non-profit, the museum shops do not charge sales tax.
The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives is a comprehensive research facility offering extensive information about indigenous art and cultures from around the world and an unparalleled resource collection on nearly 25,000 American Indian artists. Admission to the library is free Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. There are no weekend hours.
Every spring, student artists are invited to submit work for the 33rd Annual Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show & Sale (SASS). The event features the artwork of American Indian students in grades 7-12 from communities across the United States.
Teachers with students participating in the current year’s show may apply for art supply grants for the following school year.
Learn more about the current year’s application process at heardguild.org.
Teacherâ€™s Resource Art Posters feature art objects that are found in HOME: Native Peoples of the Southwest. The full color 11×17 inch posters include detailed information on the back with object description, cultural context; vocabulary and suggested in-classroom discussion topics.
A set of five posters is offered for free with paid shipping and handling costs of $5. Please fill out the form below and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to pay for shipping costs. Contact email@example.com if you do not receive an email or if you have any questions.
Art cards are a fun way to introduce children in elementary school to artwork by American Indian artists. They are designed to help children look at art carefully and exercise their interpretation skills. Each card has a suggested art activity that can be done with the help of an adult or independently. Every card is also aligned to Arizona K-12 visual art standards. Fill out the form below to get your free download.
Take a virtual field trip throughout Arizonaâ€™s tribal communities. Learn more about the stateâ€™s cultural centers and hear from tribal leaders.