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Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 640 artists and nearly 10,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

October 2022

Oct 7–8

Remembering the Future Symposium

Visionary Artists and Thought Leaders Explore the Past, Present and Future of Indigenous Art The Remembering the Future Symposium on October 7 and 8 is bringing together more than 20 leading Native American artists, along with museum directors, curators, scholars, and tribal knowledge keepers, discussing artistic practices, important movements, ... Details →

Oct 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday: Elegant Vessels Exhibition Opening

First Friday Highlights Elegant Vessels Opening: A Century of Southwest Silver Boxes Mini artist talk(s) with Remembering the Future Symposium panelists, featuring Nora Naranjo Morse and Tony Abeyta “Silver” Boxes making activity for kids of all ages On Friday, October 7, the Elegant Vessels: A Century of Southwest Silver ... Details →

Oct 8

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Join us on Saturday, October 8, to celebrate Indigenous art and culture at the Heard Museum. A visit to the museum is a perfect way to support American Indian artists, musicians, writers and engage with community partners. Join us for this special day during which we honor the vitality, ... Details →

Oct 12

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Dinétah: Sky-Land-People-Spirit

Join us for a conversation with artist and educators Steven J. Yazzie (Diné / Laguna Pueblo / Anglo) and Velma Kee Craig (Diné) about their contributions to the Heard Museum’s newest signature exhibition, Substance of Stars. Moderated by curator Sean Mooney, the panelists will discuss elements of Navajo knowledge ... Details →

November 2022

Nov 5

5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Moondance 2022

Purchase your tickets today to the Heard’s largest annual fundraising event! Chaired by local arts advocates and philanthropists Nadine Basha and Janis Lyon, Moondance will honor the artistic accomplishments of acclaimed painter and sculptor Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa) and longtime Heard Museum supporters and leaders Jill & Wick Pilcher. Guests ... Details →

Nov 11

Veterans Day Tribute

This year marks the 10th celebration of the American Indian Veteran National Memorial. Mark your calendars for November 11, 2022, and experience history in the making. Guest speakers, reception, music, Veteran art market, and the new exhibition, In the Service Of: American Indian Artists and Tributes featuring works of art ... Details →

Members of the Ira Hayes American Legion Post 84 color guard standing in front of the National American Indian Veterans Memorial at the Heard Museum
Nov 25–27

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ornament Marketplace

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: One-of-a-kind ornaments made by Native American artists Featured artists in-store selling their ornaments throughout the weekend Ornaments starting at $20 Limited edition signature ornament by Tim Blueflint (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) The Museum Shop has a variety of unique gifts for all holiday needs ... Details →

February 2023

Feb 18–19

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On Saturday and Sunday, top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Details →

March 2023

Mar 4–5

65th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 65th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market returns March 4 & 5, 2023 This premier event is one of the largest American Indian art markets in the world and draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the Nation’s most preeminent American Indian artists. Indian ... Details →

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