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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Heard Museum community invites you to join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a hybrid of in-person and virtual programming dedicated to the Indigenous communities and voices of Arizona. We are honored to share with you the cultural richness of Indigenous peoples throughout Indian Country. We are looking forward to welcoming guests back to the Heard Museum and are taking stringent precautions to create a safe, clean, comfortable and enjoyable visit. Whether you are returning to the museum or visiting for the first time, we are working hard to ensure not only a world-class experience but a safe one, too. This event is FREE (museum admission not included).


-Outside live musical performance
-Opening of new installation, Behind the Mask: Indigenous Artists Speak Out, with remarks by Ginger Sykes Torres (Navajo)
-Former Miss Navajo Nation, Crystal Littleben, will be on Facebok Live for virtual museum highlights
-Premiere of CDC approved mask-making video with Caitlin O’Reilly on YouTube
-Exclusive virtual screening of the newly released film, Gather, 2020 (see below).


10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Indigenous Peoples’ Day

10 a.m. and throughout the day – Follow former Miss Navajo Nation 2017-2018, Crystal Littleben, on Facebook Live as she engages new exhibits, entertainment, and unique sites across the campus.

10:30 a.m. – Live music in the Courtyard by Grammy Nominated artist, Aaron White (Navajo/Northern Ute), with stanchions to ensure artist safety and ground markers for the public to promote social distancing.

12 p.m. (virtual premiere) – YouTube mask-making with Nizhoniful Me, Caitlin O’Reilly (Navajo).

1 p.m. – Heard Museum Trustee Ginger Sykes Torres (Navajo) will reflect on her work in partnership with the Navajo Nation.

6 p.m. Gather, online film screening

Click here to RSVP for a link to the screening

For Your Safety

  • Face coverings are required at this time for staff and visitors in indoor spaces
  • Social distancing will be enforced – parties that are not visiting together should maintain 6’ distance or more from other parties
  • Disposable face covering and gloves are available upon request and free of charge
  • Museum attendance will be limited to 100 per hour, max capacity 240 visitors
  • Online pre-purchase admission is strongly encouraged for all visitors
  • Addition of more than 20 hand sanitization stations throughout the museum
  • One-way directional signs have been installed for all indoor gallery spaces
  • Increased hourly sanitization schedule for all public areas and surfaces
  • All indoor docent led tours have been suspended
  • Select small and interactive gallery spaces have been temporarily closed
  • A complementary stylus is also available at our admissions desk for use with our touch screen and interactive displays
older Native American man sitting playing a guitar in front of a wall covered in highly textured cloth and red and white balloons

Grammy Nominated artist Aaron White (Navajo/Northern Ute)

Event Details

Saturday, October 10
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Heard Museum Campus

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