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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!

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’urhépecha), they will lead a discussion of T.C. ... Details →

T.C. Cannon: Art N' Activism lecture

October 2018

Oct 28

11:30 am – 3:45 pm

Symposium: Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit

SOLD OUT! In conjunction with the exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit, this symposium will examine the themes, history and new scholarship presented in the exhibition, while offering special opportunities to experience and learn about Yup’ik cultures. Admission is free and open to the public but ... Details →

February 2019

Feb 2

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Great Conversations: Josef Albers in Mexico 

Join us in a discussion of our latest exhibition, Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Curator Lauren Hinkson, will be joined by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and Erin Joyce, Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator, for a ... Details →

Feb 23

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Symposium: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Legacies

THIS SYMPOSIUM IS AT CAPACITY. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU! Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories is the re-installation of the long-running “Boarding School Exhibit” at the Heard Museum. Since opening in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience has become ... Details →

April 2019

Apr 6

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Color Riot! Highlights – A Panel Discussion

Join us as we discuss our newest exhibition, Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. Held in the Virgina G. Piper Grand Gallery, delve deeper into featured Navajo textiles with curators and the exhibition’s contributing Mellon Fellows. Discussion is free with Museum admission. Panelists: Ann Marshall, Curator and Director of Research, ... Details →

August 2020

Aug 7

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scene and Heard Film Series Presents – CANCELLED

First Friday Special Presentation of: MELE Murals Collaboration with Film Bar  Introduction by Monte Yazzie followed by a screening of the short film LA MORENA (3 minutes) directed by Pita Juarez. Followed by a discussion led by Monte Yazzie with Thomas “Breeze” Marcus (15 minutes) Screening of MELE MURALS ... Details →

man sits on scaffold spray painting rainbows coming out of clouds.

October 2020

Oct 12

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Members Only: Virtual Art Talk with Larger Than Memory artists

Tune in online on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. for our next live Virtual Art Talk featuring artists from our exhibition, Larger Than Memory. Artists will discuss their current work and process as well as how the pandemic has affected their creative practice. Members will ... Details →

April 2021

Apr 7

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: Oklahoma and its Influence on Leon Polk Smith

Join us live, online for a panel discussion with exhibition co-curator Joe Baker (Delaware); Dr. heather ahtone (Chickasaw/Choctaw), Senior Curator at First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City; and Dr. Dwanna McKay (Muscogee (Creek) Nation), Assistant Professor in the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies program at Colorado College, as they ... Details →

Apr 19

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: A Discussion on Mid-century Design and Architecture

Leon Polk Smith was an icon of mid-century modern art. We hope you’ll join us live, online for a discussion where we explore mid-century modern design and architecture with local experts. Moderated by Heard Museum Chief Curator and exhibition co-curator Diana Pardue, panelists include: Alison King, Assistant Professor of ... Details →

May 2021

May 5

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-only Virtual Art Talk | The History of the Heard Museum Shop with Dr. Ann Marshall and Bruce McGee

In 1958, our Shop and Bookstore began as a fundraising effort by our volunteer force, the Heard Museum Guild. Museum Members are invited to join us live online for a discussion between Heard Museum Director of Research Dr. Ann Marshall and Director of Retail Sales Bruce McGee to learn ... Details →

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