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First Fridays at the Heard Museum

May 2022

May 6

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in May: Between the Lines Exhibit Opening

Join us May 6 from 4 – 8 p.m. to be among the first to see our new original exhibition Between the Lines: Art from the No Horse ledger book. Enjoy free admission, art activities at a makers station, and DJ This Just In spinning beats in our Dennis ... Details →


July 2022

Jul 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in July: Chill Out at the Heard

Escape the summer heat, release the stresses of the week, and enter this first weekend in July relaxed and inspired! On Friday, July 1, we invite you to enjoy the Heard Museum, where it is always 72 degrees, for FREE. Unwind in the museum with the meditative sounds of ... Details →

August 2022

Aug 5

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday in August: Heard Unplugged featuring Earth Surface People

Event Schedule (Times subject to change) Fresh off their first album release, Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé, join us in welcoming the Indigenous led (Diné) music collective from Arizona, Earth Surface People. On Friday, August 5th, we are thrilled to kick off Heard Unplugged, which will feature live contemporary Native American ... Details →

September 2022

Sep 2

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in September: Books and Bingo!

Grab your bingo card, stroll the galleries, and shop for books at this upcoming First Friday! On September 2, join us for an evening of Books and Bingo sponsored by the Heard’s Books & More. Match your bingo card with art pieces found in the Heard’s current exhibitions in ... Details →

October 2022

Oct 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday: Elegant Vessels Exhibition Opening

First Friday Highlights Elegant Vessels Opening: A Century of Southwest Silver Boxes Mini artist talk(s) with Remembering the Future Symposium panelists, featuring Nora Naranjo Morse and Tony Abeyta “Silver” Boxes making activity for kids of all ages On Friday, October 7, the Elegant Vessels: A Century of Southwest Silver ... Details →

November 2022

Nov 4

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in November

FIRST FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: NEW EXHIBITIONS: Elegant Vessels: A Century of Southwest Silver Boxes (opened October 7) INDIGENOUS ARTIST PERFORMANCE: Live DJ set by Audrey Pekala (Tohono O’odham and Chicana) DESCRIPTION: The Heard Museum is open for First Friday. Enjoy FREE admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. ... Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together

December 2022

Dec 2

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday in December: HEARDXSUNS

Heard Museum x Phoenix Suns The Heard Museum is partnering with the Phoenix Suns to bring you an EXCLUSIVE look at the Suns new basketball gear specifically designed to honor all 22 federally recognized tribes located in Arizona!  Watch the Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets game inside the museum ... Details →

February 2023

Feb 3

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February First Friday: Beats & Bites

The Heard Museum is serving up a delicious First Friday in February, featuring Alyssa Dixon (Akimel O’odham) of Alyssa’s Kosin. Alyssa and her team will be preparing a four-course tasting menu of small bites for visitors, featuring traditional Native American ingredients and recipes with a contemporary spin. Alyssa will ... Details →

April 2023

Apr 7

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday Grand Opening: Brenda Mallory’s “The North Star Changes”

This First Friday, we celebrate the opening of the Heard’s latest exhibition, The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory, by welcoming the artist (Cherokee Nation) and author Joseph M. Pierce (Cherokee Nation) to the Heard Museum. Schedule: 5 – 9 p.m. Heard Museum Open for Free to Everyone ... Details →

May 2023

May 5

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday at the Heard: The Healing Power of Native Drumming

May is International Drum Month, and we’re planning a First Friday to celebrate the healing power of Native drumming! Join us on Friday, May 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, to immerse yourself in the powerful sounds of the Cozad Singers, a group of ... Details →

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