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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!

December 2018

Dec 13

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Member Exclusive: Arctic Wonderland

The Heard Museum invites Experience Level Members and above to join us in merriment for an Arctic Wonderland, a private event for the museum’s dedicated members and patrons. Exclusive access to the original exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit and the companion exhibition A Land North: Works ... Details →

Dec 15

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

After Lunch Art Bunch – Furry Friends

Come look and create! Join us each third Saturday of the month November through January 2019 for specifically themed hands-on family fun presented in conjunction with the exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit. All materials will be provided. Activities are perfect for children ages 4 and ... Details →

Dec 15

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

YUA: Lecture Series – Save the Best ‘Til Last

YUA: Henri Matisse at the Heard Museum presents a special opportunity to explore the late period works by Henri Matisse that are considered among his most revolutionary and important, including his contributions to Une FĂŞte en CimmĂ©rie and his work at La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. Listen as ... Details →

Dec 26–30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Details →

January 2019

Jan 8

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Guild Short Course: Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

Registration required. Reserve your spot today! After almost two decades, the Heard Museum’s unique and important Boarding School exhibition has been enhanced to allow the visitor an immersive experience into the many stories of those whose lives were impacted by the federally operated boarding school system. New scholarship and ... Details →

Jan 10

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Visite GuidĂ©e Et DĂ©jeuner Avec Henri Matisse – Curator-Led Private Tour and Luncheon

Inspired by the Heard’s new exclusive exhibition, Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit. Enjoy a French-themed gourmet luncheon along with a private tour of the new exhibition, conducted by Diana Pardue, Chief Curator of the Heard Museum. Luncheon is 11:45 am in Steele Auditorium. Choose your tour time: ... Details →

Jan 12

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Scene and Heard Film Series – The Yup’ik Way

Drawing from programming and film partners, and from our extensive film collection in the Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives, the Heard will continue film series, Scene and Heard, with monthly screening incorporated into festival programs and events. Hooper Bay or Naparyarmiut is the largest native Yup’ik village in ... Details →

Jan 19

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yua Pop-Up Studio! with Chuna McIntyre

Join us for a continuation of our Pop-Up Studio! program with professor, artist and Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit co-curator  Chuna McIntyre (Yup’ik). Pop-Up Studio! Is a unique program where attendees engage with art through a specially guided walk-through of our original exhibition with McIntyre to learn about ... Details →

Jan 19

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

After Lunch Art Bunch – Life in a Cold Place

Come look and create! Join us each third Saturday of the month November through January 2019 for specifically themed hands-on family fun presented in conjunction with the exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit. All materials will be provided. Activities perfect for children ages 4 and up. ... Details →

Jan 26

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Symposium: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories is the re-installation of the long-running “Boarding School Exhibit” at the Heard Museum. Since opening in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience has become the Heard Museum’s most thematically powerful exhibition. Over the past two decades interest ... Details →

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