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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!

November 2020

Nov 27–29

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ornament Marketplace

Let your home for the holidays reflect your one-of-a-kind style! Decorate your tree or home this year with handmade, one-of-a-kind Native American ornaments during the annual Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shop. You will find unique ornaments in a variety of styles and mediums for each person on ... Details →

closeup of handmade ornaments with American Indian design/themes hanging on Fir trees
Nov 27, 2020–Jan 1, 2021

11:00 am – 3:00 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 →

Holidays at the Heard banner showing entrance to museum with fountain in front

December 2020

Dec 2

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk featuring Kali Spitzer

Join us for a live, virtual discussion on Dec. 2 for a conversation between Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator, Erin Joyce and special guest, celebrated artist Kali Spitzer. Kali Spitzer is a conceptual photographer working in film, habitually using 35mm, 120 and large format in her work, as well ... Details →

Dec 4

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in December

December First Friday December First Friday Highlights: – Enjoy FREE admission to the galleries – Grab a bite at our Coffee Cantina – Live mural installation by Chip Thomas aka Jetsonorama, in collaboration with Esther Belin. – Music by DJ This Just In Social distancing and masks are required ... Details →

Dec 5

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns to the Heard Museum on select Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice. All levels welcome. Classes will be held outside in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza or Steele Auditorium (depending on weather conditions). After your class, we invite you to enjoy ... Details →

Woman doing yoga pose in museum gallery next to words Heard Museum Yoga.
Dec 5

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Artist Discussion: Land, Art, and Activism

Join us for Land, Art, and Activism: An Artist Led Conversation featuring Chip Thomas, Esther Belin, Thomas Breeze Marcus, and Yolanda Hart Stevens as they discuss the intersection between activism and art, and issues surrounding the land, land rights, and extractive practices. Details →

Dec 10

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Circles Exclusive: Studio Tour with Jaune-Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Inuksois Ambrose Smith

Circles of Giving Members are invited to join us for a live, virtual discussion and studio tour on Dec. 10 with celebrated artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Inuksois Ambrose Smith. Quick-to-See Smith is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the US Artist Fellowship, and the Joan Mitchell ... Details →

Dec 19

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Museum Yoga

Rooted Community Yoga Project returns to the Heard Museum on select Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for guided yoga practice. All levels welcome. Classes will be held outside in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza or Steele Auditorium (depending on weather conditions). After your class, we invite you to enjoy ... Details →

Woman doing yoga pose in museum gallery next to words Heard Museum Yoga.

February 2021

Feb 13–14

31st Annual Heard Museum 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 →

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