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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!

February 2021

Feb 5

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in February

Visit the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. this First Friday, Feb. 5! Highlights Enjoy FREE admission to the museum and galleries Experience new original exhibition Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight Grab a bite at our Coffee Cantina Listen to a live musical performance from local jazz ... Details →

Geometric painting by Leon Polk Smith of stacked rectangles of white, red, blue, brown, red, and black, with staggered blocks of gray
Feb 9–14

Members Only | Jewelry Sale

The museum shop is having a Members Only jewelry sale for Valentine’s Day. Members save 20% on jewelry purchases from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14!* Members will find savings on noted Native American artists such as: Billy and Betty Betoney (Navajo) (pictured above) Boyd Tsosie (Navajo) Jesse Monongye (Navajo/Hopi) ... Details →

Native American made bracelet in silver and needlepoint shaped coral with geometric designs by husband and wife team Billy and Betty Betoney (Navajo)
Feb 10

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members Only | Virtual Talk : How Do You Organize a Virtual Hoop Dance Competition?

Members are invited to join select Hoop Advisors for an in-depth discussion on what it was like organizing a completely virtual Hoop Dance Contest during a pandemic. To register for the event, please check your email for a link, or email us directly with the program title at ... Details →

images of American Indian hoop dancers in different landscapes
Feb 13

2021 Virtual Hoop Dance Contest

On Saturday and Sunday, 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 →

Feb 13–14

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We Love Our Members | Appreciation Days

Join us for live music in the Courtyard by Ryon Polequaptewa (Hopi) and a special showing of the 2021 Virtual Hoop Dance Contest playing continuously in the Steele Auditorium. Viewing will be limited to 30 guests at a time. Masks and social distancing required at all times. No food ... Details →

Banner reading, "We (heart) our members."
Feb 17

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members Only | Virtual Art Talk: A Conversation on physical/digital with Courtney M. Leonard and Frank Buffalo Hyde

Join us for a conversation with artists Courtney M. Leonard and Frank Buffalo Hyde as they discuss their individual practices and collaborative works under their collective, CRANK!. To register for the event, please check your email or a link, or email us directly with the program tittle at ... Details →

Feb 20

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Members Only | Virtual Yoga – Feb. 20

Join us for complimentary Yoga with Rooted Community Yoga Project from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and a mat. To register for the event, please check your email for a link, or email us directly with the program title ... Details →

Woman doing yoga pose in museum gallery next to words Heard Museum Yoga.
Feb 22

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pre-Fair Webinar | Black Ash Basket Makers & the Emerald Ash Borer Threat

Join us for a free webinar with Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band Ottawa Chippewa) and Cherish Parrish (Potawatomi-Odawa) about the devastating impact of the Emerald Ash Borer on Black Ash basket makers. Currently in Michigan, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is killing millions of Black Ash trees. Kelly and ... Details →

Feb 25

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members Only | A Conversation with Marilou Schultz

Join us live online for a Members Only Artist Talk to hear from Marilou Schultz (Navajo), one of the amazing weavers who’s work is in our exhibition All At Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving. To register for the event and receive details about online attendance please check your ... Details →

March 2021

Mar 1

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pre-Fair Webinar | Modernization and Climate Change: The Challenges of Scarcity in Navajo Fiber Culture

Join us for a free webinar with award-winning Diné/Navajo weaver and silversmith Ephraim “Zefren-M” Anderson. Zefren is from the Four Corners Region of the Navajo Nation. Both of his grandmothers hail from the weaving traditions of the Diné ancestors. He says, “From Two Grey Hills Mary Hunt and from ... Details →

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