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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 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Featured Artists in the Heard Museum Shop

Meet and buy from the Heard Museum Shop’s featured artists during the 63rd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market. Don’t miss other Fair events, including the Virtual Fair featuring 300 artists from across Indian County and the Juried Competition Show & Sale live in Steele Auditorium and ... Details →

Mar 10

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: A Deeper Look at Leon Polk Smith’s Artistic Practice

Join us for a deeper look into Leon Polk Smith’s artistic practice. The conversation will be moderated by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, the Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator and curator for the Brooklyn Museum’s 1996 exhibition Leon Polk Smith: American Painter. Joining the discussion are Patterson Sims, President ... Details →

Mar 18

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Small Wonders Circles of Giving Exhibition Preview Hours

Circles of Giving members are invited to view Small Wonders before it opens to Members and the public. To ensure proper safety and social-distancing protocols, we will be limiting attendance to 20 Circles of Giving Members per hour. Advance registrations are highly encouraged. Check your email for a link ... Details →

Mar 19

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Members-Only | Small Wonders Exhibition Preview Hours

All Members are invited to view our new exhibition Small Wonders before it opens to the public on March 20. To ensure proper safety and social distancing protocols, we will be limiting attendance to 20 Members per hour. Advance reservations are highly encouraged. Check your email for a link ... Details →

Miniature silver teapot and service set
Mar 19

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Members-Only | Virtual Art Talk: Small Wonders

Join us live, online with exhibition curator and Heard Museum Chief Curator Diana Pardue, who will highlight a few objects in Small Wonders. To Register for the event, please check your email for a link or email us directly with the program title at members@heard.org Details →

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 →

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