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MARIA HUPFIELD : Nine Years Towards the Sun

MARIA HUPFIELD: Nine Years Towards the Sun is a solo exhibition of Canadian / Anishinaabek artist Maria Hupfield and features more than 40 works by the conceptual performance artist. The exhibition, curated by Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator Erin Joyce, takes place over several exhibition spaces and ranges in content from performance, sculptural installation, video, ...

Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America

Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art From Indigenous North America will present works by contemporary artists working across the United States and Canada in a variety of mediums and modalities. Opening in May 2020, the exhibition centers around works produced in the 21st century, highlighting the significant contribution Indigenous artists have made and continue to make ...

David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry

David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry highlights the impact that Yosemite has had over time and space on artistic production, from the valley’s original Indigenous inhabitants to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 1982, British artist David Hockney began the first of his many expeditions to ...

Celebrate! 90 Years at the Heard Museum

Signature works from the permanent collection— Hopi katsina dolls, classic Pueblo pottery, Navajo textiles, jewelry and more—will commemorate the milestones, people, and events that have made the Heard Museum the American treasure and must-see destination it is today.

Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon

In the summer of 2019 the Heard Museum will produce a solo exhibition of contemporary artist Raven Chacon.  Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon presents a singular work of the same title comprised of sound installation, timed light, and text. Installed in the Museum’s Jacobson Gallery, the exhibition will open July 5th, 2019 and run ...

Josef Albers in Mexico

The Heard Museum is proud to announce its presentation of Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated by Lauren Hinkson. Opening February 1, 2019 and running through May 27th, 2019, Josef Albers in Mexico is an exhibition which elucidates the influence and connectivity between the work of ...

NDN Now: Contemporary Indigenous Art exhibition

NDN NOW

Contemporary Indigenous Art As part of the Heard Museums’ commitment to advancing American Indian Art, we are fervently looking to expand our place in the contemporary art world. Our forthcoming exhibition, NDN NOW, opening in 2019, will feature works from the Heard Permanent Collection, including pieces by artists such as Will Wilson (Diné), James Lavadour ...

Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin

Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin

Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin is a mid-career retrospective of contemporary Native Alaskan artist, Nicholas Galanin. Galanin, b. 1979 in Sitka, Alaska, is of mixed Tlingit-Unangax and non-Native ancestry. His approach to making art is conceptual, thematically addressing pertinent issues of American Indian representation and cultural critique. Galanin takes a multidisciplinary approach to art-making; his ...

Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith

Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith

This exhibit explores the paintings and metalworks of San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal). Born at San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1898, Awa Tsireh began his painting career in 1917 and by the early 1920s his work was exhibited nationally. Although he received accolades for his paintings throughout his lifetime, less is known about Awa ...

Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection

The paintings by T.C. Cannon that comprise the Bloch Collection represent the finest examples by a multifaceted artist whose voice and talent resonate and inspire nearly forty years after his untimely passing. The major canvases in the Collection speak to multiple themes—his early mastery of color in Man I’d Like to Have that Pinto Pony; ...

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Organized by The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, we are fortunate to offer this retrospective of the work of contemporary Oregon artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016). Featuring 115 drawings, paintings, prints, mixed-media works and, sculpture, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain will explore the artist’s career, from the 1970s ...

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, making Phoenix its only North American stop on a world tour. Thirty-three works by the famed Mexican artists, from the Jacques ...

Beauty Speaks for Us

The Heard Museum’s new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery opens to the public on February 10, 2017. The inaugural exhibition, Beauty Speaks for Us, will be a presentation of more than 200 rarely seen masterworks selected from private Phoenix collections and the Heard’s own collection of more than 40,000 works of art. This will be a ...

Black White Blue Yellow (“BWBY”)

Opened: July 29, 2017 Closed: October 15, 2017 Black White Blue Yellow, the immersive four-channel video and sound installation by artist Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna/European) returns to the museum. The exhibition explores the four sacred mountains that surround the Diné/Navajo people: BLACK (North): Dib’e Nitsaa/Hesperus Mountain WHITE (East): Peak/Sisnaajini /Blanca Peak BLUE (South): Tsoodzil Mount Taylor/south YELLOW (West): Dookʼoʼoosłíí/San ...

Pablita Velarde’s Studio

One of the leading painters of the 20th century, Pablita Velarde/Tse Tsan “Golden Dawn” (Santa Clara Pueblo) (1918-2006) was a pioneer as a woman artist in an era and a community where painting was a male art form. Her painting began in a traditional manner but evolved through many original styles and media. She engaged ...

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist surveys the career of one of today’s most accomplished American Indian artists. Over the course of more than four decades, WalkingStick has avidly explored her own hybrid cultural identity, engaging Native ...

Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay

Few know that, in addition to being one of Native America’s most beloved and acclaimed jewelers, Charles Loloma (Hopi) also created beautiful pen and ink drawings of landscapes, textiles and corn, among other inspirations. The exhibit will offer fresh insights into the talents of this leading Native artist. Loloma’s drawings echo his design esthetic for ...

That’s The Way I Like It!

With the help of visitors like you, the Heard has selected a group of artworks -- which included the painting at left -- to create a wonderful collection of our most recent contemporary acquisitions. The donated items were given to the museum by varied collectors who recognized each artist’s ability to transform and create a work of art, and your votes have helped to curate and ...

The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century

The Heard pays homage to the birth of a child and a modern Indian nation through the art of an acclaimed family of artists. In 1914, the Chiricahua Apache people were released from their status as prisoners of war and given allotments of land in and around Fort Sill, Okla. The descendants of Sam and ...

Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Art

The Heard journeys beyond the Southwest in this exhibit, which has been expanded from its original showing at the Heard Museum North Scottsdale. Ledger book drawing began in the late 19th century when several tribes of the Great Plains were relocated by the U.S. government. Many of their cultures had traditions of recording events on ...

HOME: Native People in the Southwest

Learn about the Native peoples of the Southwest and hear them tell their stories in their own words. In addition to cultural objects, the exhibit showcases the traditions of Native peoples of the past and present and examines their definition of home. Don't miss the Navajo hogan, the Pueblo horno or the 400 katsina dolls on display!