A textile with red, orange, and brown stripes.

Lectures & Workshops

Virtual Art Talk: David Martinez

Arriving Forever into the Present World: David Martinez

In this discussion, panelist David Martinez (Akimel O’odham/Hia-Ced O’odham/Mexican) will join moderator & Heard Museum curator Velma Kee Craig (Diné) for a discussion about his contributions to the exhibition, Arriving Forever into the Present World.

This exhibition, currently on view in the Lovena Ohl Gallery, features works from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection – including textiles, pottery, and basketry – representing living artistic traditions within Southwestern Indigenous cultures. Arriving Forever frustrates prevailing conversations around what makes a work of art “contemporary.”



  • Arriving Forever into the Present World is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art