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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!

January 2019

Jan 22

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Guild Short Course: Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories January 22

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 26

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga – January 26

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns each 2nd and 4th Saturday 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 way to tour ... Details →

Museum Yoga Summer 2018

February 2019

Feb 2

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Great Conversations: Josef Albers in Mexico 

Join us in a discussion of our latest exhibition, Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Curator Lauren Hinkson, will be joined by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and Erin Joyce, Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator, for a ... Details →

Feb 9–10

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On February 9 & 10, 2019, 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 →

Feb 23

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Symposium: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Legacies

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 →

Feb 23

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga – February 23

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns each 2nd and 4th Saturday 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 way to tour ... Details →

Museum Yoga Summer 2018

March 2019

Mar 1

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Indian Fair & Market Best of Show Reception

Best of Show Reception One night only! This is the only time these pieces will be shown in one place. Be among the first and only to view the award-winning art from the 2019 juried art competition. 600+ pieces will be submitted by 300+ artists in 9 classifications to ... Details →

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Best of Show
Mar 2–3

61st Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The Fair is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. You’ll meet traditional and cutting-edge contemporary artists as well as young artists selling their art alongside their relatives. All proceeds support the museum’s ... Details →

Mar 30–Apr 1

2019 American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

One of the few national events celebrating the achievements of young Native artists, the Student Art Show & Sale at the Heard Museum offers an incomparable selection of artwork for viewing and purchase. Visitors can peruse more than 700 works of art by students in grades 7 to 12 ... Details →

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