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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!

January 2020

Jan 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday

Join us for the first First Friday of the Year! Listen as music fills the museum, with musician and artist Randy Kemp (Mvskoke-Creek/Euchee/Choctaw), listen in on a Poetry Slam in Monte Vista MC’d by the 2019 Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Sareya Taylor (White Mountain Apache, Dine. Sareya Taylor is ... Details →

Jan 11

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: Native Basketry from Yosemite to Arizona

On October 28, 2019, the Heard Museum opened the exhibition “David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry.”  Coinciding with this exhibition, this Short Course will explore the ancient art of basketry, especially by the American Indians who live in northern and central California, near Yosemite.  You will hear ... Details →

Jan 11

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Second Saturday at the Heard
Jewelry

Join us for another wonderful Second Saturday at the Heard for live music and artist demonstrations in the Central Courtyard. Museum attendees and members have the opportunity to meet indigenous artists in an intimate setting, learning about each artists own technique and approach to their art. Best of all, ... Details →

Necklace and ring sitting on top of table with blue table cloth.
Jan 11

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Scene and Heard Film Series Presents Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

Join us for our monthly Scene and Heard Film Series this month we will be screening, Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian. There will be a discussion after the film about Charles Eastman with ASU American Indian Studies Associate Professor Dr. David Martinez (Gila River Pima), author of Dakota ... Details →

Jan 16

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members Extended Hours

We’re staying open late until 8 p.m. exclusively for Members on the third Thursday of the month beginning this November through April. No need to RSVP. Check-in at the Membership Desk upon arrival.   Not a Member? Join today receive free admission to original exhibitions like David Hockney’s Yosemite ... Details →

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February 2020

Feb 8–9

30th Annual 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 →

Photo of Cody Boettner in traditional regalia dancing in the 2019 Hoop Dance contest.
Feb 20

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members Extended Hours

We’re staying open late until 8 p.m. exclusively for Members on the third Thursday of the month beginning this November through April. No need to RSVP. Check-in at the Membership Desk upon arrival.   Not a Member? Join today receive free admission to original exhibitions like David Hockney’s Yosemite ... Details →

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Feb 22

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running

Join us for this special learning opportunity. We are fortunate to learn from Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Hopi) about Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is Professor and Head of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is an ... Details →

March 2020

Mar 19

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members Extended Hours

We’re staying open late until 8 p.m. exclusively for Members on the third Thursday of the month beginning this November through April. No need to RSVP. Check-in at the Membership Desk upon arrival.   Not a Member? Join today receive free admission to original exhibitions like David Hockney’s Yosemite ... Details →

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