Interpretive Exhibits

Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories is the updated installation of the long-running Boarding School exhibition at the Heard Museum. Since opening in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience has become the Heard Museum’s most thematically powerful exhibition. Over the past two decades, interest in American Indian boarding schools ...

Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection

What would Frida Kahlo wear? What kinds of folk art would she surround herself with? To answer those questions, the Heard went to the Phoenix Fridas. This collective of nine artists founded a decade ago draw inspiration by Frida Kahlo’s life, work and attitude toward life. The Fridas worked with the Heard to select items from the ...

Build! Toy Brick Art at the Heard

BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard

LEGO® bricks, the popular building toy, are the building blocks of intense creativity and design among adults and children alike. This family-friendly, interactive exhibition will feature local American Indian and non-American Indian artists transforming their artworks using the popular construction toys. Interactive activities combined with the assembled artworks will make art accessible to both children and adults while showing the amazing features of form, color and ...