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February 2019

Feb 23

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Symposium: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Legacies

THIS SYMPOSIUM IS AT CAPACITY. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU! 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 ... Details →

March 2019

Mar 9

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Second Saturdays – Fine Art Marketplace

Join the Heard Museum for a day of incredible art demonstrations in the courtyard! Featured Artists: Michael Chiago (Tohono O’odham) Jon Decelles (Gros Ventre/Assiniboine Sioux) Greyshoes (Upton Ethelbah Jr) (Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache) DougHyde (Nez Perce/ Assiniboine/Chippewa) Sheldon Harve (Dine’) AND MORE! Activities from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Drop-in ... Details →

April 2019

Apr 6

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Color Riot! Highlights – A Panel Discussion

Join us as we discuss our newest exhibition, Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. Held in the Virgina G. Piper Grand Gallery, delve deeper into featured Navajo textiles with curators and the exhibition’s contributing Mellon Fellows. Discussion is free with Museum admission. Panelists: Ann Marshall, Curator and Director of Research, ... Details →

Apr 18

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Great Conversations – Josef Albers in Mexico: Indigenous Influences 

Join us for a panel discussion on the influence Indigenous visual culture and architecture had on the work of Josef Albers in creating some of his most seminal works and on artistic production globally. 6pm – 7pm: Exhibition viewing, Josef Albers in Mexico 7pm – 8pm: Panel Discussion (Monte ... Details →

May 2019

May 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teacher Appreciation Night

UPDATE: We have had a tremendous response to this event and are currently at capacity. Thank you so much for your interest. If you missed this event, please consider applying to our Teacher Institute in June (link below) and stay tuned for our next appreciation night. Celebrate all the ... Details →

May 15

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

B.Y.O.L Lectures – Zarco Guerrero “Toltec Art of Living Well”

Learn on your lunch hour during our Bring Your Own Lunch program! Join us for upcoming lectures organized in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Josef Albers in Mexico.” On May 15, meet Zarco Guerrero, a sculptor, mask maker and performance artist who has dedicated his artistic endeavors to create ... Details →

May 23

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

B.Y.O.L Lectures – Michael Smith: Lunching with Albers at Teotihuacan

Learn on your lunch hour at our Bring Your Own Lunch program! Join us for upcoming lectures organized in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Josef Albers in Mexico.”   Dr. Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., is Professor of Archaeology at ASU and Director of the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in ... Details →

June 2019

Jun 1–30

June is Teacher Appreciation Month

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, the Heard Museum is pleased to offer K-12 educators free admission from June 1-30 (valid school I.D. is required). We welcome teachers to spend the day enjoying the Heard’s galleries, take one of several public tours to gain a deeper perspective into the exhibits, ... Details →

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 →

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