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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 2021

Mar 29

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members Only | Virtual Art Talk: In Conversation with Cara Romero and Will Wilson

Join us in conversation with contemporary artists Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) and Will Wilson (Diné) as they discuss their process and approach to art production. These dynamic artists explore themes of social justice, representation, and equity building in their photographic, installation, and public art practices. To register for the event, ... Details →

April 2021

Apr 2

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in April

Join us for First Friday, April 2, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. with free admission and performances by Navajo/San Carlos Apache musician Sage Bond from 6 to 8 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Learn more about our safety protocols on our page, “Know Before You Go.” Details →

Apr 7

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: Oklahoma and its Influence on Leon Polk Smith

Join us live, online for a panel discussion with exhibition co-curator Joe Baker (Delaware); Dr. heather ahtone (Chickasaw/Choctaw), Senior Curator at First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City; and Dr. Dwanna McKay (Muscogee (Creek) Nation), Assistant Professor in the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies program at Colorado College, as they ... Details →

Apr 10–11

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Heard Museum Shop | Featured Hopi Carvers

The Heard Museum Shop will host six Hopi katsina doll carvers Saturday, April 10 through Sunday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and masks will be in effect for a safe environment to meet the artists. Come meet and buy one-of-a-kind katsina ... Details →

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 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 →

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
May 11–Jun 30

2021 Indigenous Short Film Tour

The 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour is a free 85-minute virtual program of seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival. Presented in partnership with our friends at museums, Native cultural centers, and arthouse cinemas, this exciting new offering ... Details →

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