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Educational Events at the Heard Museum

June 2019

Jun 24–26

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Teacher Institute

This free three-day course offers Arizona K-12 educators Standards-based tools and resources to teach American Indian history, culture, and art. The institute will provide educators with an opportunity to network with one another and leave with tangible lesson plans that can be adapted to fit individual classrooms. Participants will ... Details →

July 2019

Jul 11

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July Short Course with the Guild

As part of its commitment to continuing education, the Heard Museum Guild presents several short courses each year. The aim of the courses is to enhance one’s respect for Native peoples and to develop an appreciation of their art and culture. The courses are open to the public. Two ... Details →

Jul 28

Free Summer Sunday in July

Escape the heat of summer and join us again for this annual series to enjoy free performances, activities, and free admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. This summer’s medium is printmaking. Each month we will have a different printmaker in the Crossroads Gallery ... Details →

August 2019

Aug 25

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Summer Sunday in August

Escape the heat of summer and join us again for this annual series to enjoy free performances, activities, and free admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. This summer’s medium is printmaking. Each month we will have a different printmaker in the Crossroads Gallery ... Details →

September 2019

Sep 28

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Heard Museum Guild Short Course — Home: Native Peoples of the Southwest

Learn about the peoples who have lived and thrived in the Southwest from Prehistoric to Current times. The two-part course will include 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 →

October 2019

Oct 12

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Educator Open House

Come learn about the Heard Museum’s resources for K–12 educators and enjoy a demonstration of basket-making traditions with artist August Wood from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. See how traditional techniques are used to weave natural desert materials into intricate baskets, and make a coiled basket that you ... Details →

Oct 12

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration

As we celebrate the third year of recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Phoenix, we are honored to bring you a day of programming that will provide voices and perspectives dedicated to the preservation of indigenous food sovereignty, cultural arts and well communities across the Americas. All ... Details →

November 2019

Nov 13

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nibi Walks Discussion with Sharon Day (Ojibwe)

Join us for this special learning opportunity. We are fortunate to learn from Sharon M. Day about Nibi Walks and the walking practice of praying for the waters. Sharon Day, Ojibwe, will discuss the tradition of Nibi (water) Walks. She will also share information about a future walk in ... Details →

December 2019

Dec 26–29

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 →

January 2020

Jan 11

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: Native Basketry from Yosemite to Arizona

On October 28, 2019, the Heard Museum opened the exhibition “David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry.”  Coinciding with this exhibition, this Short Course will explore the ancient art of basketry, especially by the American Indians who live in northern and central California, near Yosemite.  You will hear ... Details →

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