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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!

September 2021

Sep 22

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Indigenous Design: Towards a More Equitable Fashion Industry

Join us live online with Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator Erin Joyce, who will be moderating a discussion with Christian Allaire (Ojibwe), fashion and style writer at Vogue Magazine and author of The Power of Style, and Indigenous fashion designers Korina Emmerich (Puyallup) and Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock), ... Details →

American Indian women fashion designers Jamie Okuma and Korina Emmerich flanking American Indian fashion writer Christian Allaire
Sep 28

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members Annual Meeting (virtual)

David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO, invites all Members to attend the online Members Annual Meeting. Members will have the opportunity to hear directly from key members of the Heard Museum team including Chief Curator Diana Pardue, Director of Development and Public Programs Dan Hagerty, COO John ... Details →

Entrance to Steele Auditorium, a Spanish Revival style white stucco building with arched colonnade in front and the sculpture "Intertribal Greeting" by Dough Hyde in the red brick paved courtyard in front featuring 5 Native women from the SW in traditional dress.
Sep 29–30

Shops closed for inventory

The Heard Museum Shops will temporarily close for their annual inventory Wednesday, September 29 through Thursday, September 30, 2021. Please note, the online shop will remain open but orders will not be filled and shipped until the shops reopen. We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience. All ... Details →

Native American art gallery with dark wooden floors and cases showing Native rugs, jewelry, other art

October 2021

Oct 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in October

School Spirit Come out to the Heard and represent your school! Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors ... Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together
Oct 9

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration

Celebrate Indigenous art and culture at the Heard Museum. A visit to the museum is a perfect way to support American Indian artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and chefs. Join us for this special day during which we honor the vitality, beauty and diversity of American Indian people. Schedule of ... Details →

Tlingit artist James Johnson, seen from above with his back to the camera as he works on a half sawn log decorated with Nortwest Coast fish designs in red and black
Oct 23

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance

The Heard’s largest annual fundraising event returns for its 20th anniversary! Chaired by local arts advocates and philanthropists, Jan Cacheris and Marilyn Harris, Moondance will honor the artistic accomplishments of acclaimed jeweler Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq) and longtime Heard Museum supporters and institutional leaders Mary Ellen and Bob McKee. ... Details →

Oct 24

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Circles of Giving Preview | Remembering the Future

Circles of Giving Members are invited to an exclusive preview and reception for Remembering the Future one hour before it opens to Members and the public. Space is limited, so advance registration is highly encouraged. Kindly RSVP to circles@heard.org or call Allison Lester at 602.251.0262 by Friday, Oct. 22. ... Details →

Oct 24

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Member’s Preview | Remembering the Future

All Museum Members are invited to the Members-only preview and reception for Remembering the Future before it opens to the public at 2 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is highly encouraged. To RSVP, kindly email members@heard.org with the program title or call 602.251.0261 by Friday, Oct 22. ... Details →

November 2021

Nov 4

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course | HOME: Native Peoples in the Southwest

Learn about the Indigenous peoples who have lived and thrived in the Southwest from Prehistoric to current times. This three-part course includes an exciting overview of the land, culture, and history of both the ancient peoples of the Southwest and the federally recognized tribes and pueblos who call Arizona ... Details →

Section of the HOME exhibition showing Pueblo pottery and a traditional beehive bread oven made from clay
Nov 5

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in November

Exhibition Opening: Toward the Morning Sun Be among the first to see this new original exhibition showcasing a recent gift of textiles to the Heard Museum’s permanent collection. Enjoy live music in the courtyard and free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and ... Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together
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