First Friday | Heard Museum

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First Friday

Join us for First Friday in November as we celebrate the opening of David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry, an original exhibition looking at the impact Yosemite has had on art and culture. Featuring iPad drawings by the celebrated British artist #DavidHockney alongside spectacular California baskets from the 20th century.

Bring your iPad and join artist Damian Jim (Diné) as he live-demos iPad drawing in the galleries and check out Lucy Parker (Paiute, Coast Miwok, and Kashaya Pomo) live-weaving baskets in our Lyon Gallery.

Don’t forget the kids! Our family gallery, It’s Your Turn: Yosemite will feature hands-on activities for children and adults of all ages, from iPad stations, basket weaving and drawing crafts, and much more!

We will also have a special performance by Bishop Paiute Dance Group (PIWA HÜÜP) at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in our Steele Auditorium!

The Museum’s Courtyard Café and Cantina will be open from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. serving up delicious food and libations inspired by Yosemite!

FREE ADMISSION 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Entry into the museum ends at 9:30 p.m.)

Please note: While general admission is free there is a $5 charge for our special exhibition David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry

Heard Museum Policies
Help us keep you and the artwork safe by:
‣ Remembering the artwork should not be touched
‣ Food and beverages (including bottles of water) are not permitted inside the Museum.
‣ Backpacks (large and small) can be checked in our admissions lobby as they may damage the art. Shoulder bags are allowed.

Getting Here by Light Rail
The closest station to the Museum is the Encanto/Central Avenue stop, See this link to download the metro light rail brochure, containing a full map, fare details and operating hours.

A limited amount of parking is available at the Museum. Light Rail, ride share, and bike share, and park-and-ride are highly encouraged

Celebration of California Indigeneity

Bishop Paiute Dance Group


Bishop Paiute Dance Group


The museum has free general admission from 6 to 10 p.m. every First Friday except March. Last entry into the museum is at 9:30 p.m.

Programming Partner Bishop Paiute Tribe First Fridays at the Heard are generously funded by:
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Event Details

Friday, November 1
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: Free

Heard Museum Campus

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