A room with wooden logs and a wooden doorway.

Current Exhibition

HOME: Native People in the Southwest

Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HOME: Native People in the Southwest


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Experience highlights from the Heard’s vast collection of American Indian art. The exhibition provides an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people. Quotes, poems and interviews with artists and Native community members are interwoven throughout the exhibition, reflecting on the importance of family, community, land and languages through first person voice. Join us for an exciting trip through the American Indian Southwest, from the distant past to today.

Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), b. 1962, Tse-ping, 1991, 31 x 14 x 13.5 inches. Heard Museum Collection.

HOME features:

  • Nearly 2,000 treasures including jewelry, cultural items, pottery, baskets, textiles, beadwork and more.
  • Display of 500 Hopi katsina dolls from the Goldwater and Fred Harvey Company collections.
  • 30-foot glass and clay art fence by Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo) and Rosemary Lonewolf (Santa Clara Pueblo/Tewa).
  • Adjacent sculpture garden with native plants and trees.
  • Interactive displays, a video alcove and our signature production, HOME, in the Harnett Theater.
  • Full-size Navajo hogan, a Hopi piki room and a Pueblo oven.
  • 21-foot mural featuring a cultural portrait of the Yaqui people by Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui).
Book cover of Home Native People in the Southwest with images of different mountain ranges.

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Home: Native People in the Southwest

Gallery Views

  • A display of colorful glass sticks known as the Art Fence in front of a wooden wall.
  • A group of Native American woven baskets and textiles.
  • A cased display of baskets and pottery in a gallery.
  • A display of Native garments and textiles in a museum gallery.