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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!

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September 2015
Sep 18

September movies: ‘The Mystery of Chaco Canyon’

Enhance your visit to the Heard Museum by viewing films about Native life, culture and art. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The Mystery of Chaco Canyon (1999, 56 min). Narrated by Robert Redford, the film unveils the astronomical brilliance of an ancient people in the Southwest. Aerial and ... Details →

Sep 24

September movies: ‘Miss Navajo’

Enhance your visit to the Heard Museum by viewing films about Native life, culture and art. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Miss Navajo (2007, 60 min.) documents the Miss Navajo Nation pageant and shows the importance of cultural preservation and the meaning of being a Navajo woman. Not ... Details →

November 2015
Nov 27

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“7th Generation” Film Screening

See 7th Generation, a new film directed by Jim Warne (Oglala Lakota), which shows how the former football star and Native activist is working to support tribal communities in blazing the path to success in 21st-century mainstream America while holding fast to tribal cultural ways. Synopsis: After the Wounded ... Details →

April 2016
Apr 17

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Film screening, discussion, new interviews: ‘The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound’ (2013)

This 57-minute, 2013 film explores the era of the young women who contributed to the Harvey Company history by serving as waitresses in the restaurants along the transcontinental railroad from the 1880s till the 1960s. Over the years more than 100,000 brave young women, “Harvey Girls” as they were ... Details →

Photograph of five Harvey Girls sitting in a row and smiling at the camera.
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 →

October 2016
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)
October 2017
Oct 8

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Navajo Documentary Film Showcase

On Sunday, Oct. 8, visit the Heard for a special viewing of two compelling American Indian documentaries; The Mayors of Shiprock and Metal Road, in early celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 9, 2017). The screenings will take place in the newly upgraded Steele Auditorium and are free and ... Details →

November 2017
Nov 14

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Reception/ Screening

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock Reception and Screening The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community and the Heard Museum invite you to join us for a film screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, which chronicles the #NoDAPL peaceful protests on ... Details →

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community Speaker Series
January 2018
Jan 20

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Film Screening: The Lost Ones: Long Journey Home

This documentary tells the story of two Lipan Apache children captured along the Texas-Mexico border in 1877 by the U.S. Army 4th Cavalry. The children rode with the soldiers for three years before being taken to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. Ties with their family were completely severed. ... Details →

Still image: 'The Lost Ones: Long Journey Home' documentary
April 2018
Apr 18

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Film Screening: Birth of a Family

In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, April 18, 2018, the Heard Museum is pleased to screen the Canadian documentary, Birth of a Family. Four siblings, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Between 1955 and 1985, ... Details →

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