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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 640 artists and nearly 10,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

February 2016

Feb 11

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair: pottery firing by Ron Carlos (Piipaash) and film premiere

Get ready for the March 5-6 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market with Ron Carlos (Piipaash) demonstrating pottery firing on February 11 from noon until 2:30. While you are waiting for the pots to be retrieved from the fire, witness the premier of The Piipaash Pottery Way at ... Details →

March 2016

Mar 16

9:30 am – 11:30 am

NAU anthropology, archaeology professor Kelley Hays-Gilpin speaks to Guild in March

Well-known for her knowledge and interesting lectures on the tribes of Northern Arizona, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, professor of anthropology and archaeology at Northern Arizona University, is the Heard Museum Guild’s featured speaker in March. Hays-Gilpin is the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona in ... Details →

April 2016

Apr 20

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Youth leader, educator Dennis Bowen to speak to Heard Museum Guild’s monthly meeting

Dennis Bowen (Seneca) is well-known at the Heard Museum as a leader and educator dealing with youth problems. He’s also a humorist who serves as the crowd-pleasing public address announcer at the museum’s annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, among other gatherings. Anyone interested in information on membership in ... 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 19

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Former assistant secretary for Indian affairs speaks at Guild meeting, Oct. 19

Kevin Washburn, former U.S. assistant secretary for Indian affairs from 2012 to 2015 under President Barack Obama, will discuss several law and policy developments during the Obama Administration that have advanced the ongoing renaissance in tribal self-governance at the monthly Heard Museum Guild membership meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ... Details →

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 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 9

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair

In keeping with this year’s fair theme; Textiles and Weaving, we are excited to offer a series of four lectures and an action-packed demonstration focused on the extensive world of Native American textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our outstanding line up of speakers who will share ... Details →

2016 Best of Show textile by Berdine Begay (Navajo)

March 2017

Mar 4–5

59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is March 4 – 5, 2017 The Fair is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. You’ll meet traditional and cutting-edge contemporary artists ... Details →

2012 Indian Fair and Market. Detail of Navajo weaver Brenda Spencer weaving. Photo by Jewel Clark
Mar 15

9:30 am – 11:00 am

March Heard Guild Meeting

Join the Heard Museum Guild for their monthly meeting Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Agenda: 9:30 am: Coffee 9:45 am: Business meeting, including Treasurer’s Report, approval of minutes, and announcements. 10:00 am: Speaker: Felicia Cocotzin-Ruiz, Native Foods Chef 11:00 am: Sip and Sign – socialize with ... Details →

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