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Textile Exhibits

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving features over 40 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers. All at Once has been made possible by the generous donation of longtime Heard Museum members and supporters, Mark and Julie Dalrymple. These textiles, plus dozens more, now reside in the Heard Museum’s permanent collection. Artist statements from ...

Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

Navajo weavers’ individualism and flair for experimentation is vividly expressed in textiles from the last quarter of the 19th century.  The textiles are rooted in ideas and events the weavers experienced between 1863 and 1868, the hard years of their imprisonment in the Bosque Redondo, and their subsequent return to a reservation.  During this time, ...

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.

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 ...

Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles

The Heard’s collection of Navajo pictorial textiles runs rich and deep. The many ways in which the weavers’ creativity and imagination have been woven with technical mastery will be showcased. Many weavers draw on important imagery from the Navajo culture, while others work in a popular folk-art style that infuses images from the modern world ...