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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 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

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May 2018
May 26–Sep 3

2018 Blue Star Museum Initiative

The Heard Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative. The program offers free admission to the Heard for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend, starting May 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018. The free admission program is ... Details →

May 26

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga- May 26

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns each 2nd and 4th Saturday through August 25th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice at the Heard Museum. All levels welcome. Each week, the yoga session will take place in a new location on the Heard campus. This is a great ... Details →

Museum Yoga Summer 2018
May 28

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Memorial Day Programming

The Heard Museum will recognize America’s soldier heroes Monday, May 28, 2018, with a film screening of Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance and a Q&A with the director, George Colburn, and Navajo Code Talker descendant, Michael Smith. Also, enjoy jazz by the Larry Redbird Trio in the museum ... Details →

June 2018
Jun 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in June

We kick off this summer with music and art that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Navajo Nation’s Treaty signing with the U.S. This momentous occasion is one where we celebrate Indigenous resiliency and the power of the DinĂ© people that has enabled them to thrive in beauty. Musical ... Details →

Jun 2018 First Friday
Jun 2

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Naaltsoos Sání (Old Paper)

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1868 treaty signing between the U.S. and Navajo Nation. In 1868, DinĂ© leaders signed Naaltsoos SánĂ­, the “Old Paper” or treaty that returned land back to the DinĂ© people as well as laid out a memorandum of understanding for future U.S./Navajo relations. ... Details →

Jun 9

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga – June 9

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns each 2nd and 4th Saturday through August 25th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice at the Heard Museum. All levels welcome. Each week, the yoga session will take place in a new location on the Heard campus. This is a great ... Details →

Museum Yoga Summer 2018
Jun 9

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boarding School Film Series: Lost Ones & Salt Song Trail

The Lost Ones: Long Journey Home This documentary tells the story of two Lipan Apache children captured along the Texas-Mexico border in 1877 by the U.S. Army 4th Cavalry. The children rode with the soldiers for three years before being taken to the Carlisle Indian School. Ties with their ... Details →

Still image: 'The Lost Ones: Long Journey Home' documentary
Jun 9

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series: America

The second lecture in this series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists. Free and open to the public. America: Alternative Practice in Public Art 1:30 to 3 p.m. Steele Auditorium Panelists Fortoul Brothers, artists Demian DinĂ©Yazhi’ (DinĂ©), ... Details →

Dear Listener lecture: Alternative Practice in Public Art
Jun 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry Reading with Demian Dinéyahzi

Demian DinĂ©Yazhi´ is a Portland-based DinĂ© transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhĂ­ TábÄ…Ä…há (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) & TĂłdĂ­ch’íí’nii (Bitter Water). Demian’s literary practice is rooted in Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist ideology, landscape representation, memory formation, HIV/AIDS-related art & activism, poetry, and curatorial inquiry. Join us at Changing ... Details →

Poetry Reading with Demian Dineyahzi
Jun 23

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga – June 23

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns each 2nd and 4th Saturday through August 25th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice at the Heard Museum. All levels welcome. Each week, the yoga session will take place in a new location on the Heard campus. This is a great ... Details →

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