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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!

June 2021

Jun 18

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk: Leon Polk Smith and the Sexuality of Abstraction

Join us on June 18th for a Members-Only discussion of the work of Leon Polk Smith with Jonathan Katz, PhD and Fine Arts Curator Erin Joyce. Katz is one of the founding scholars of queer art history, and his scholarship spans from the late 19th century to the present, ... Details →

Geometric painting by Leon Polk Smith of stacked rectangles of white, red, blue, brown, red, and black, with staggered blocks of gray
Jun 23

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk: Recognizing Raffia Baskets in Your Collection

Museum Members are invited to join us live online for a discussion moderated by Chief Curator Diana Pardue with Ellen Pearlstein, UCLA Professor of Information Studies and the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials; and independent curator and basketry expert Bryn Potter. They will discuss ... Details →

July 2021

Jul 2

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in July

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Learn more about our safety protocols on our page, “Know Before You Go.” Details →

night scene of the Steel Auditorium facade as seen from the end of the grass and pavemented courtyard lined with string-light wrapped Palo Verde trees
Jul 22

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Indigenous Painters Nanibah Chacon and Patrick Dean Hubbell

Join us live online with Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator, Erin Joyce, who will be moderating a discussion with contemporary Indigenous painters Nanibah Chacon (Diné/Chicana) and Patrick Dean Hubbell (Diné) as they discuss their public and studio practices, background, and their current bodies of work. Artwork pictured: Nanibah Chacon ... Details →

Large drawing by Nanibah Chacon in vivid color of an older dark blue/black colored American car overlaid with large roses and a folded dark bandana hanging over the open window doorframe of the driver's side door.
Jul 23

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Art in the Making, Online | Pueblo Embroidery with Natachu INK

Join us live online with artist Elroy Natachu Jr. (Zuni) as he takes viewers through a demonstration of Pueblo embroidery. Co-owner of Natachu INK (along with Kandis M. Quam), Elroy Natachu Jr. focuses on providing the world with a means of exploring Zuni culture and heritage through a wide ... Details →

August 2021

Aug 6

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in August

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

First Friday event banner showing the exterior of Steele Auditorium at dusk with the grassy courtyard, ringed by light wrapped Palo Verde trees
Aug 10–15

Shop Summer Sale

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021 Members save 20%* Non-members save 10%* In-store Hours Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or shop online 24/7 at heardshops.com! With over 1,200 items online and many more in-store, you are sure to find an original and authentic work ... Details →

Shop summer sale banner. August 10-15, 2021. Members save 20% and non-members save 10% online and in-store. The previous text is stated next to a turquoise cuff bracelet with a center accent of oval stones in concentric rings around a larger oval center stone all set in silver.
Aug 11

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Back to School Month with Author Traci Sorell

In honor of August being National Back to School Month, we invite you to join us live online for a discussion with award-winning author Traci Sorell (Cherokee) about her life and book, Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer. A ‘Hidden Figure,’ Mary Golda Ross ... Details →

Aug 27

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Art in the Making | Printmaking with Jacob Meders

Join us live online with artist and Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance at ASU Jacob Meders (Mechoopda/Maidu) as he takes viewers through a demonstration of fine art printmaking. In 2011 Meders established WarBird Press, a fine art printmaking studio that he operates as the master printmaker in ... Details →

September 2021

Sep 3

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in September

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

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