First Fridays at the Heard Museum

On the first Friday evenings of the month (except March), the Heard will bring fun, food, drink and fresh events to the museum to share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free general evening admission to the museum’s galleries.* The Café and Cantina will be open for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and family-friendly beverages. Don’t forget to visit the Heard Museum Shop, the Collector’s Room and Books & More until 8 p.m.!

First Friday, September 7, 2018

This First Friday we will celebrate the 100th birthday (Sept. 19) of one of the leading painters of the 20th century: Pablita Velarde/Tse Tsan “Golden Dawn” (Santa Clara Pueblo) (1918-2006) who was a pioneer as a woman artist in an era and a community where painting was a male art form.

First Friday, October 5, 2018

This First Friday we celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa.
Guest DJ Dana Armstrong who will play musical favorites of the artist for the evening.

First Friday, November 2, 2018

It’s the last First Friday of the year! Join us from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 2 to see the new exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit and watch Yup’ik Singer, songwriter, and dancer Byron Nicholai as he shares a special performance in the Crossroads Gallery. Nicholai is celebrated in Toksook Bay, Alaska and beyond for his dedication to language retention through song as well as the creation of rap albums in the Yup’ik language that have made him a YouTube sensation with hundreds of thousands of views.

First Friday, December 7, 2018

This First Friday join us as we welcome Beatrice Deer for a LIVE performance at 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Crossroads Gallery. Beatrice Deer (Inuk and Mohawk), a Canadian Aboriginal Award-winning singer and songwriter mixes traditional Inuit throat singing with Indie rock in a style that she cleverly calls “Inuindie”. Cut + Paste Phoenix will also join us this evening for a Matisse themed Cut and Paste activity for all to enjoy! And no First Friday is complete without seeing our groundbreaking exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit* 

*General admission to the museum is free but “Yua: Henri Matisse” is a specially ticketed exhibition and is still subject to a $7 charge per person. There are no ticket sales after 9 p.m.