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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 Wednesday, Dec. 26, and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Visitors can experience American Indian music and dance performances including crowd favorites like hoop dancing and fancy dancing.

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: 12:30 and 2 p.m. in Steele Auditorium.
Artist Demonstrations: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crossroads Gallery
Hands-on activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit
Book readings: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Crossroads Gallery

Holidays at the Heard Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 26Demonstration: Do you think you could live on the Arctic Tundra? Staff from the Arizona Science Center will be on hand to demonstrate the varying degrees of cold there is in the Arctic.
Activities: Special hands-on activities in It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit. Be inspired by Matisse's cutouts, and create your own!
Artist Demonstrations: Beadwork by Yolanda Hart Stevens and Autumn Stevens. Wood carving by James Johnson (Tlingit)
Book Reading: When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden
Thursday, Dec. 27Performance: Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo singers and Dancers – Throat Singing and Dancing
Artist Demonstrations: Wood carving by James Johnson (Tlingit)
Activities: Special hands-on activities in It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit. Many creatures live in the far North, including Husky's. After listening to the Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story by Donald Uluadluak, create your own greeting card inspired by the story, and our honorary mascot Henri!
Book Reading: Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story, by Donald Uluadluak
Friday, Dec. 28Performance: Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo singers and Dancers
Artist Demonstrations: Wood carving by James Johnson (Tlingit)
Activities: Special hands-on activities in It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit. Black, White, and Red are Yup'ik sacred colors. Try you hand at making a necklace, or bracelet utilizing this sacred color palette
Book Reading: Mama, Do you Love Me?, by Barbara M. Joosse
Saturday,
Dec. 29
Performance: Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo singers and Dancers
Arizona Science Center Demonstration: How do you think animals survive the COLD Arctic winters? Staff from the Arizona Science Center will be on hand to share how arctic animals have mastered the art of survival on one of the planet's coldest regions. Begins at 11 a.m. in the Crossroads Gallery
Artist Demonstrations: Wood carving by James Johnson (Tlingit)
Activities: Hands-on activities in It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit. Ojos de Dios, or God's Eyes are made by weaving a design out of yarn onto a wooden cross. To many communities there are spiritual objects, and utilize different colors. Come create your own Ojos de Dios.
Book Reading: The Iridescence of Birds, by Patricia MacLachlan
Sunday, Dec. 30Performance: Yellowbird Apache Dancers perform hoop dancing
Artist Demonstrations: Metis beaded moccasins with Cynthia Boehm and wood carving by James Johnson (Tlingit)
Activities: Hands-on activities in It’s Your Turn: Arctic Spirit. The New Year is just around the corner. Try your hand at making a New Year's Ornament to add to your tree.
Book Reading: Henri’s Scissors, by Jeanette Winter


Event Details

December 26 – 30, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Location:
Heard Museum Campus

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