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Heard at Home

The Heard Museum believes that nothing can fully replace an in-person visit to a museum, to see and experience art, other works of Indigenous creation, and exhibitions up close and personal. However due to time, budget, distance and yes, social distancing the Heard Museum is not always accessible to the visiting public.

The Heard Museum team has pulled together some resources for you to help engage with American Indian art and culture in the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. We will be updating this content weekly for you to access some our most popular videos, articles and books online.

Posolé from the Courtyard Cafe

Posole from the Courtyard CafeWhile we practice social distancing, many of us are cooking more at home. Now you can add this classic Mexican comfort food from our award-winning Courtyard Café to your recipe list!

Click here to download the recipe.

Special Programming | Father’s Day

Join us for videos created for the museum specially for Father’s Day.

Fathers by Nora Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Editor, Ramona Emerson
Music: “Hopi Rain Dance Song #1”, performed by E-Yah_Pah-Hah Chanters. Directed by Louis Ballard, c. 1965, collection of Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; “Rain Drops”, written and performed by Po.10Cee, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.
Photos: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center, Washington, D.C.; Palace of the Governors Archives, New Mexico State Archives, New Mexico; Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; as well as local community and Naranjo families.


Artist Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna Pueblo/European) is asked the imoprtant questions about his life and work in this fun interview with his kids. Dad joke included.

Special Programming | Día Del Niño

One of the Heard Museum’s most popular family events, the annual celebration of Día Del Niño moved to an online format for 2020. The playlist below showcases 3 videos of storytelling, a home weaving demonstration and a live musical performance. These videos were premiered on April 26, 2020.

Watch and Listen

These are some of our most popular YouTube videos. Visit our channel for more videos from insider looks at our collections to our Hoop Dance Contest and artist interviews.


Earthsong is our quarterly member publication detailing exhibitions and activities at the museum. Click on each publication to read it online or download a copy for your own via ISSUU.

Earthsong Cover Fall 2019
Earthsong Fall 2019
Earthsong Cover Spring 2019
Earthsong Spring 2019
Earthsong Cover Winter 2019
Earthsong Winter 2019
Earthsong Cover Fall 2018
Earthsong Fall 2018
Earthsong Cover Summer 2018
Earthsong Summer 2018
Earthsong Cover Spring 2018
Earthsong Spring 2018
Earthsong Cover Fall 2017
Earthsong Fall 2017
Earthsong Cover Summer 2017
Earthsong Summer 2017

Children's Activities

The museum has a robust Education Department that creates Standards-based curricula for educators as well as art activities for tours. Visit our Education pages for more information.

The Heard Museum is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate and we are pleased to introduce a free resource called the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

The Learning Lab allows teachers, parents, and students to search all of the Smithsonian’s digitized holdings to create their own collections, research, and lesson plans on topics in art, history, science, and more. You can build your collections from scratch or create a copy of an existing collection to make your own. You can also upload your own materials and publish your content to share with others.

Click here to visit the Learning Lab and get started!

The Smithsonian is launching the first of a #SmithsonianEdu monthly challenge series, with open-ended activity prompts for families to participate in at home starting in August. The first activity challenge highlights exhibit design with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and museum educators across the Smithsonian.

Click to visit the Smithsonian Learning Lab here and learn how museum teams think about objects and the stories they tell, then create your own mini exhibit from items you have at home.