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Holidays at the Heard

All programming is included with museum admission. Free for museum members. 

A Phoenix tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Thursday, December 26 and continuing through Sunday, December 29. Visitors can experience American Indian music and dance performances daily, as well as artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors can also browse items in the Museum Shop and Books & More. Have lunch at the Courtyard Café, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day or stop by the Coffee Cantina for a grab-and-go lunch, or coffee, tea, and a sweet treat until 5 p.m.

Performances: 12:00 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.

Live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Food Medicine for the People: Sana Sana Food Truck – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Holidays Daily Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 26Heard Museum 90th Anniversary logo
Today we celebrate our 90th Anniversary. The Heard Museum opened quietly on December 26, 1929, several months after Dwight Heard passed away from a heart attack. During its early years, as today, the museum was a central gathering place for locals as well as school children. Lectures, workshops and talks about the exotic lands the Heard’s had visited brought people from all around to the Heard Museum. As a collector and connoisseur of art, Maie Heard had much to offer her small museum. Come celebrate this special day here at the Heard!


Performances: Join the Seven-Time Heard Museum World Champion Hoop Dancer, Derrick Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.


Live music in the museum with musician Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek/Euchee)

Artist Demonstrator: Mixed Media Artist, Damian Jim (Diné)
🎨 Join Damian Jim at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m for a Pop-Up iPad painting tutorial. Come get expert tips, then be inspired by David Hockney’s work to create your own landscape painting. Please note you must bring your own iPad to participate. 🎨

Activity: Come be inspired and partake in a Poetry and Art Activity with Sareya Taylor, the 2019 Arizona Youth Poet Laureate. Create your own poem, or be inspired by Sareya’s own works to create a poem bookmark to take home to remember your visit!
Friday, Dec. 27Performances:Join the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo singers and Dancers – Throat Singing and Dancing at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.


Music:Beats provided by This-Just-In The DJ

Artist Demonstrations: Wood carving artist, James Johnson (Tlingit) and Mixed Media Artist Damian Jim (Diné)


🎨 Join Damian Jim at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m for a Pop-Up iPad painting tutorial. Come get expert tips, then be inspired by David Hockney’s work to create your own landscape painting. Please note you must bring your own Ipad to participate. 🎨


Activity: Stop by and create your own friendship bracelet with artist and educator Melanie Sainz (Ho-Chunk).
Saturday, Dec. 28Performances: Join the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo singers and Dancers – Throat Singing and Dancing at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.

Live music in the museum with musician Aaron White (Northern Ute/Diné)

Artist Demonstrations: Wood carving artist, James Johnson (Tlingit) and Basket Weaver, August Wood (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community)


Activity: Stop by and get crafty with Heard Education Staff! Be inspired by David Hockney's Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry and Masters of California Basketry and create your own hand print acorn.
Sunday,
Dec. 29
Performance: On this final day of Holidays at the Heard come see the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.


Music: Beats Provided by Apetite

Artist Demonstrations: Basket Weaver, August Wood (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) and Navajo Weaver Daniel Keams (Diné)


Activity: Today be inspired by the flora of the Yosemite Valley, and create your own nature inspired print. Use acorns, and leaves to create your own one of a kind take home momento!


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Event Details

December 26 – 29
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free for Museum members
Non-museum members pay general admission prices

Location:
Heard Museum Campus

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