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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!

March 2023

Mar 29

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk: Falling to Turtle Island

In this discussion, panelists Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca) and Michael Galban (Washoe / Mono Lake Paiute) will join moderator Sean Mooney for a discussion about their contributions to the Heard Museum’s new signature exhibition, Substance of Stars. Their dialogue will center on the Sky Woman foundation story which forms the basis of many Haudenosaunee ... Details →

April 2023

Apr 7

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday Grand Opening: Brenda Mallory’s “The North Star Changes”

This First Friday, we celebrate the opening of the Heard’s latest exhibition, The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory, by welcoming the artist (Cherokee Nation) and author Joseph M. Pierce (Cherokee Nation) to the Heard Museum. Schedule: 5 – 9 p.m. Heard Museum Open for Free to Everyone ... Details →

Apr 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace

About the Event The Nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers of 100+ artists will show and sell their unique creations at the Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations, and a drawing for the signature katsina doll. Hopi carvers will show and ... Details →

Apr 17–23

Heard Museum Shop | Spring Sale

Shop the spring sale April 17 through April 23! Members save 20%* The Heard Museum Shop is always open online at or visit us at our historic Phoenix location Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With over 1,200 items online and many more in-store, you ... Details →

Apr 19

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk: Site|Sight-Specific: Diné Photography and Belonging

Join us live online with the Heard Museum Assistant Registrar Roshii Montaño, who will be moderating a discussion with Rapheal Begay (Diné). Site|Sight-Specific: Diné Photography and Belonging is a visual presentation of select photographs of life on the Navajo Nation. In relation with the cultural landscape, Rapheal will share ... Details →

Apr 30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lei Day: Family Day at the Heard

Join us at the Heard Museum on Sunday, April 30, for a day of activities designed with our keiki (children) in mind. Author and artist, Shar Tuiasoa, will be on-site doing readings and signings of her book, Punky Aloha, and helping visitors with a paint-by-number mural designed especially for ... Details →

May 2023

May 5

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday at the Heard: The Healing Power of Native Drumming

May is International Drum Month, and we’re planning a First Friday to celebrate the healing power of Native drumming! Join us on Friday, May 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, to immerse yourself in the powerful sounds of the Cozad Singers, a group of ... Details →

May 6

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

K-12 Educator Night: Teaching Academic Standards with Indigenous Storytelling

AZ Educators! You’re invited to join us for an evening of professional learning and exclusive after-hours access to the Heard Museum. Get ready to be inspired by Indigenous author and educator, Violet Duncan, as well as the Office of Indian Education, who will be offering two hours of professional ... Details →

May 17

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Virtual Art Talk:
Making Netflix’s “Spirit Rangers”

May’s Virtual Art Talk is a special one as we visit with some of the artists who make the acclaimed Netflix animated series Spirit Rangers come to life! The show was created by an all-Native writer’s room and largely Native voice cast. Inspired by stories from Native American tribes ... Details →

May 29

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Day Recognition

Join us on Memorial Day, May 29 to recognize the service and sacrifice of our US Military Veterans! We have a lineup of family-friendly activities, live music, and demonstrations from talented veteran artists. Save the date and join us for a celebration of our veterans and their legacies. Schedule ... Details →

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