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Lectures at the Heard Museum

April 2018

Apr 15

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

T.C. Cannon Lecture Series: Contemporary – From T.C. to Now

You are invited to attend the last discussion in our series for the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection. Organized around the theme of contemporary expression witnessed decades ago and using T.C. Cannon as a model, we will ... Details →

Apr 18–22

Steven Paul Judd

The museum is delighted to host Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw) for an artist-in-residence from April 18 through 22. Judd will demonstrate and teach interested visitors stop-motion animation and mosaic painting activities as well as give a public lecture and showcase his short films. Judd’s work is a combination of ... Details →

May 2018

May 5

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. Allen Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, ... Details →

May 5

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series

This three-part Lecture Series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists, Join us for special engagements in May, June, and July. All engagements are free and open to the public. Race and Identity Readdressed Through Contemporary Art May ... Details →

Dear Listener Lecture Series 1

June 2018

Jun 9

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series: America

The second lecture in this series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists. Free and open to the public. America: Alternative Practice in Public Art 1:30 to 3 p.m. Steele Auditorium Panelists Fortoul Brothers, artists Demian DinĂ©Yazhi’ (DinĂ©), ... Details →

Dear Listener lecture: Alternative Practice in Public Art

July 2018

Jul 7

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series: Land

The third lecture in this series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists. Free and open to the public. Land: Land Rights, Sovereignty, and Stewardship July 7 – 1:30 to 3 p.m. Steele Auditorium Panelists Cannupa Hanska Luger ... Details →

Dear Listener Lecture Series: Land

October 2018

Oct 6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lecture Series: Visions of Sonwai

Annie Osburn, author of the art book, Visions of Sonwai, will speak and provide an in-depth look at the works of Verma Nequatewa, who will also be present to provide additional insight and anecdotes. This lecture is in conjunction with the opening of the new exhibition, Sonwai: The Jewelry ... Details →

December 2018

Dec 8

1:30 am – 2:30 pm

Yua Lecture Series: Environmental Portraiture with Brian Adams

Brian Adams (Iñupiaq), a 2018 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellow will present a photographic body of work that specializes in environmental portraiture through a true Indigenous lens. Adam’s photography is a process that beautifully documents Alaskan Native people and villages. His work explores the intimacies of ... Details →

Dec 15

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

YUA: Lecture Series – Save the Best ‘Til Last

YUA: Henri Matisse at the Heard Museum presents a special opportunity to explore the late period works by Henri Matisse that are considered among his most revolutionary and important, including his contributions to Une FĂŞte en CimmĂ©rie and his work at La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. Listen as ... Details →

January 2019

Jan 19

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Yua Lecture Series: Indigenous Artistic Interpretations of Henri Matisse

Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit is the first exhibition to consider Matisse’s work from an Indigenous perspective, the Yup’ik perspective. In an exhibition that recognizes the connection between Yup’ik art and Henri Matisse, we will examine a wide body of Matisse’s works throughout his life with ... Details →

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