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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!

April 2021

Apr 19

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: A Discussion on Mid-century Design and Architecture

Leon Polk Smith was an icon of mid-century modern art. We hope you’ll join us live, online for a discussion where we explore mid-century modern design and architecture with local experts. Moderated by Heard Museum Chief Curator and exhibition co-curator Diana Pardue, panelists include: Alison King, Assistant Professor of ... Details →

Apr 20–25

Heard Museum Shop | Spring Sale

Shop the spring sale April 20 through April 25! Members save 20%* Non-members save 10%* The Heard Museum Shop is always open online at heardmuseumshop.com or visit us at our historic Phoenix location Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With over 1,200 items online and many ... Details →

Layered bright orange strands of spiny oyster and a silver wire butterfly shaped pendant over a turquoise colored background.
Apr 25

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Día del Niño

Commemorate Día del Niño, at the Heard Museum with special outdoor performances with local artists, and free admission for children 12 and under with up to two accompanying adults. Scheduled to appear: Tony Duncan, a five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer, with family members performing music, dance and storytelling. Ron ... Details →

Native American hoop dancer Tony Duncan in traditional regalia and with his hoops striking a dramatic pose against the backdrop of the mountains of the desert southwest

May 2021

May 5

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-only Virtual Art Talk | The History of the Heard Museum Shop with Dr. Ann Marshall and Bruce McGee

In 1958, our Shop and Bookstore began as a fundraising effort by our volunteer force, the Heard Museum Guild. Museum Members are invited to join us live online for a discussion between Heard Museum Director of Research Dr. Ann Marshall and Director of Retail Sales Bruce McGee to learn ... Details →

May 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in May

See Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Site before it closes May 31! Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will also be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Learn more about our ... Details →

May 15

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | In the Studio with Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty and Jessa Rae Growing Thunder

Join us live online for a Virtual Art Talk featuring a discussion with 2021 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market “Best of Show” winner Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux) and her daughter Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux). Moderated by Chief Curator Diana Pardue, Juanita will be in her ... Details →

May 26

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only Virtual Art Talk | At Home with Carol Ann Mackay

Museum Members are invited to join us live online for a Members-Only Virtual Art Talk and Q&A with textile specialist, collector, and Heard Museum Life Trustee Carol Ann Mackay. Most recently, Carol Ann was a guest curator and lender for Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, which traveled ... Details →

June 2021

Jun 4

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in June

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. This Pride Month First Friday we are excited to partner with one•n•ten. About one•n•ten one•n•ten is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and ... Details →

Jun 9

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only Virtual Art Talk | In the Studio with Richard and Jared Chavez

Join us for a Members-Only Virtual Art Talk and studio tour with noted jewelry artists Richard and Jared Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), moderated by Chief Curator and “Small Wonders” co-curator Diana Pardue. Their work is currently on view in the exhibition “Small Wonders” and Richard was the subject of ... Details →

Geometric rectangular drop earrings by Richard Chavez in inlaid coral, lapis and turquoise.
Jun 17

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Smithsonian Institute presents Indigenizing Pride

How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration of Pride Month, register for ... Details →

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