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November 2017
Nov 6

9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Veterans Day Tribute

Join veterans groups, color guards, traditional performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a dinner reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium. Schedule of Events 9:30 a.m. ... Details →

American Indian Veterans National Memorial
Nov 14

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 Spirit of the Heard Award

2017 Spirit of the Heard recipient: Arlene Joyce Hughes (Akimel O’otham) About Arlene Joyce Hughes Ms. Hughes is a tireless educator and cultural preservationist. She is committed to the traditional perspective and principles given to her by her family and elders. Ms. Hughes has been a humble leader in ... Details →

Nov 19

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Navajo Weavers Marketplace

The museum welcomes Navajo weavers from around the state on November 19th for an intimate marketplace from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the best weaving in the Southwest will be on display and for sale by artists like Barbara Teller Ornelas, Michael Ornelas, Melissa Cody, Lola Cody, ... Details →

Nov 24–26

Ornament Marketplace

Enhance your holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of various ornaments in different art forms, priced for every budget, for yourself or for unique holiday gifts. Featured artist, Alvin Thompson (Navajo) has created ... Details →

A tree displaying ornaments for sale during Ornament Marketplace
December 2017
Dec 9

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

T.C. Cannon Pop Up Studio

Enjoy a private walk-through of the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection, and through the lens of guest artist Steven Yazzie, spend time in our Dorrance Education Classroom to complete your own guided art activity to take home! ... Details →

February 2018
Feb 2–15

Cheyenne Randall: The Mural Project

Cheyenne will be creating murals on the museum campus Feb. 2 to 8 before traveling to northern Arizona.  Cheyenne River Sioux artist, Cheyenne Randall, b. 1978, investigates identity and the idea of celebrity obsession and apotheosis in his work. Working in digital photography, Photoshop, paint, and wheat paste installation, ... Details →

Artist in Residence Cheyenne Randall
March 2018
Mar 2

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Indian Fair & Market Best of Show Reception & Dinner

Best of Show Reception Friday, March 2 5:30 – 8 p.m. You won’t want to miss this dazzling evening kick-off to the Fair weekend! This festive and highly anticipated evening highlights the very best of the best in 10 art categories and showcases the energy, creativity, and skills of ... Details →

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Best of Show
Mar 3–4

60th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The Fair is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. You’ll meet traditional and cutting-edge contemporary artists as well as young artists selling their art alongside their relatives. All proceeds support the museum’s ... Details →

Mar 23–26

2018 American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

One of the few national events celebrating the achievements of young Native artists, the Student Art Show & Sale at the Heard Museum offers an incomparable selection of artwork for viewing and purchase. Visitors can peruse more than 700 works of art by students in grades 7 to 12 ... Details →

April 2018
Apr 21

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day

Find out what your treasures are worth! Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. Details →

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