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July 2016
Jul 23

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Native Language Film Showcase

Join us in the Steele Auditorium for a select screening of films featuring many Native languages, from fun documentaries to thoughtful short films. You will be sure to enjoy this program focused on diverse languages. Included with museum admission. Here’s the schedule of the afternoon’s film showings and a ... Details →

August 2016
Aug 25

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Canyon Conversations & Cocktails with The Fred Harvey Company

Join us on any or all of select Thursday nights this summer to take part in engaging conversations about The Fred Harvey Company, the Harvey Girls, and Arizona history. Each event will host a different speaker and topic on Arizona. $10 non-members; members free. Cash bar available for those ... Details →

September 2016
Sep 21

10:45 am – 12:30 pm

Heard Museum director/CEO speaks at season’s first Guild meeting

If you’ve ever thought about joining the Heard Museum Guild, the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, a general membership meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to April, except December. September’s featured speaker is Heard Museum Director/CEO David M. Roche, whose presentation begins at ... Details →

October 2016
Oct 6

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: Native Women in the Arts: Oct. 6, 13 & 20

As part of its commitment to continuing education, the Heard Museum Guild presents several short courses each year, in October, January and April. Open to the public, the aim of the courses is to enhance one’s respect for Native peoples and to develop an appreciation of their art and ... Details →

Oct 9

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Law & Indian Identity

Hear a panel of cutting-edge American Indian artists and leading lawyers discuss the ways Indian Identity and artist vision can shape and challenge American Indian identity while also having legal implications and community impact. This event is hosted by the Heard in partnership with the Native American Rights Fund ... Details →

Greg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute) in his performance piece, "The Last American Indian on Earth"
Oct 10

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples Day

Join the Heard Museum community as we commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day with dance, film and discussion. 12:30 p.m. — Welcome/Hoop Dance by Kevin Dakota Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa) 12:40 p.m. — Screening of short documentary, The Last American Indian on Earth, followed by discussion led by Heard Museum staff ... Details →

Photos from Project 562 Photography by Makita Wilbur (Swinomish/ Tulalip)
November 2016
Nov 16

9:30 am – 11:30 am

American Indian Student Support Services educator to speaks at monthly Guild meeting

Laura Gonzales-Macias, Ph.D., associate director, American Indian Student Support Services and instructional professional in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, is the featured speaker Wednesday, Nov. 16, at a monthly meeting of the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, the Heard Museum Guild. Anyone interested in Guild membership is ... Details →

January 2017
Jan 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Native Jewelers Society Workshop

The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such ... Details →

NJS Jewelry Workshops and Emerging Artist Show
Jan 14

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Short Course: Native People of the Southwest, Jan. 14, 21 & 28

Presented by the Heard Museum Guild, this three-week information-packed half-day class will focus on the Southwest and the first Americans who inhabited this land from prehistoric times to the 21st century. In this overview, participants will learn about the Southwest and the first Americans from the prehistoric peoples to ... Details →

February 2017
Feb 19

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Finding the Beauty in Collecting

In conjunction with our exhibition, Beauty Speaks for Us, the Heard Museum invites you to a related series of programs on the topic of collecting art. Our first presentation delves into how collectors discover the beauty of an art form and begin to create a collection. Listen to and ... Details →

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