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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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January 2016
Jan 31

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel discussion: ‘Espiritu de Frida,’ Trailblazers, Pioneers and Innovators of Latin American Art

Frida Kahlo’s work has left a lasting impression on the work of many women in Latin American art. Join the Heard as we discuss the espiritu de Frida (spirit of Frida) with moderator Betsy Fahlman, right, an Arizona State University art history professor. The conversation will include: Gabriela Munoz, an artist and ... Details →

April 2016
Apr 9

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel discussion: ‘Mysteries of Fred Harvey’

Get details of the life and accomplishments of legendary entrepreneur Fred Harvey, the subject of the exhibit, Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, from this knowledgeable panel: Kathy Howard, Heard research associate and Diana Pardue, Heard curator of collections, co-authors of ... Details →

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.
October 2016
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"
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 →

Feb 26

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Beauty that Binds

In conjunction with our exhibition, Beauty Speaks for Us, the Heard Museum invites you to a related series of conversations on the topic of collecting art. Join us for a conversation with award-winning beadwork artist Ken Williams Jr. (Northern Arapaho/ Seneca) who will discuss his life and experiences as ... Details →

July 2017
Jul 16

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

La RevoluciĂłn: The Resilience of Mural Art in the Southwest Panel Discussion

The impact of mural art is far reaching in the borderlands, REZ, and beyond – including artistic representations from women and men alike. Here in the Southwest the mural art and street-art communities are blooming – beautifully reflecting the communities and peoples of today. Moderator Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, artist ... Details →

Mural aby Nanibah Chacon
August 2017
Aug 13

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lente Contemporánea: A Look
at Frida & Diego

A Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Exhibition Conversation Kahlo and Rivera helped to create movements of greater social awareness and artistic innovation that continue to influence artists and audiences today. Join us for a lively discussion moderated by Claudia Mesch, professor of art history at ASU School of Art, ... Details →

October 2017
Oct 7

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues: A Look at T.C. Cannon

T.C. Cannon wasn’t just an Indian artist, He was a poet, a singer and songwriter, a friend, brother, son, and a clever commentator on the world around him. He translated human emotion into the art we admire today. As both artist and man we will learn about “Tommy” in ... Details →

March 2018
Mar 18

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

T.C. Cannon: Art N’ Activism

Join us on March 18th during Art Detour 30 for our T.C. Cannon Lecture Series: T.C. Cannon – Art N’ Activism. Moderated by mural artist and activist Thomas “Breeze” Marcus (Tohono O’odham) and joined by artists Nina Sanders (Apsáalooke) and Jeanette Rocha (P’urhĂ©pecha), they will lead a discussion of T.C. ... Details →

T.C. Cannon: Art N' Activism lecture
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