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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!

November 2021

Nov 19

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-only Virtual Art Talk | Ornament Marketplace Preview

Join us live and online for a Members-only conversation with Ornament Marketplace artists Jessica Tracey (Navajo), pictured at right, who created this year’s limited edition signature ornament, and Buddy Tubinaghtewa (Hopi). In this discussion, Members will learn more about each artist and receive a preview of this year’s ornaments ... Details →

Nov 22

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Indigenous Filmmaking with Bobby Wilson

Join Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator Erin Joyce in conversation with filmmaker, actor, and artist, Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota). Wilson is known as one of the founding members of Indigenous sketch comedy group ‘The 1491s’ and for current television projects such as ‘Rutherford Falls’ and ‘Reservation Dogs.’ This event ... Details →

Scene from TV show Reservation Dogs showing 4 Native youth, 2 females and 2 males. dressed in black suits and white shirts like the characters in Reservation Dogs walking in a line through a parking lot.
Nov 26–28

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ornament Marketplace

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: One-of-a-kind ornaments made by Native American artists The marketplace will feature the following artists in-store: Peter Ray James (Navajo) Buddy Tubinaghtewa (Hopi) Berna & Anderson Koinva (Hopi) Michelle Tapia-Browning (Santa Clara) Larry Melendez (Hopi) Ronald Chee (Navajo) Dakota Chee (Navajo) & More! Artists in the shop will ... Details →

Nov 26–Dec 31

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the month. Details →

Holidays at the Heard event banner showing American Indian dancer Kailayne Jensen (Diné) in action performing a shawl dance

December 2021

Dec 1

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-only Virtual Art Talk | Toward the Morning Sun discussion with Venancio Aragon

Join us live and online for a Members-only Virtual Art Talk about Toward the Morning Sun: Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Collection prior to the opening of the exhibition. Moderated by exhibition co-curator and Assistant Curator Velma Kee Craig (Diné), the program will also feature ... Details →

Dec 3

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in December

Holiday Cheer The Heard is proud to partner with Phoenix Indian Center as they collect toys for American Indian families in the metropolitan area. We invite you to bring an unwrapped, packaged toy which will be donated to the Center’s annual Toy Drive. Bring the whole family and enjoy ... Details →

Sculpture by Allan Houser titled Earth Song showing an older Native American man seated with a small drum in traditional dress with mouth open as if singing carved from white marble
Dec 11–31

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard Members’ Lounge

All Members are invited to enjoy a special area with complimentary snacks and beverages on select dates: Dec. 11 | Dec. 18 | Dec. 28 | Dec. 29 | Dec. 30 | Dec. 31 To gain access, show your membership card or check in with one of our Visitor ... Details →

Dec 14–24

Members Only | Shop Holiday Sale

Members save up to 20%* The Heard Museum Shop is always open online at or visit us at our historic Phoenix location. With over 1,200 items online and many more in-store, you are sure to find an original and authentic work of art that is perfect for you. ... Details →

January 2022

Jan 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in January

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Café will open at 5 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. In celebration of National Mentoring Month, the Heard Museum welcomes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central ... Details →

First Friday event banner showing the exterior of Steele Auditorium at dusk with the grassy courtyard, ringed by light wrapped Palo Verde trees
Jan 12

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | In the studio with James Johnson

Join us live and online for a Virtual Art Talk and studio tour with award-winning Tlingit artist and carver James Johnson moderated by Chief Curator Diana Pardue. Johnson will give viewers a glimpse of his studio space and Tlingit formline design, which was developed thousands of years ago and ... Details →

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