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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!

July 2017

Jul 16

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

La Revolución: 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’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 →

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