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Special Events at the Heard Museum

October 2018

Oct 27

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Moondance is a beautiful, starlit evening in October, celebrating friends and supporters of the Heard Museum.  This year Moondance celebrates the exhibition opening of Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Circle.  Moondance proceeds support exhibitions and programming for the Heard’s programming.  To purchase tickets or for more information, ... Details →

Oct 28

11:30 am – 3:45 pm

Symposium: Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit

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 online or ... Details →

November 2018

Nov 12

Veterans Day Tribute

In observance of Veterans Day, on Monday, Nov. 12, all U.S. military veterans, active-duty service members and a guest will receive free general admission to the museum.*  Join veterans groups, color guards, traditional performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard ... Details →

Veterans Day Tribute and Reception
Nov 23–25

Ornament Marketplace

Let your home for the holidays reflect your one-of-a-kind style! Decorate your tree or home this year with handmade American Indian ornaments during the annual Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shop. You will find unique ornaments in a variety of styles and mediums for each person on your ... Details →

A tree displaying ornaments for sale during Ornament Marketplace

February 2019

Feb 9–10

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On February 9 & 10, 2019, top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Details →

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