Over 600 guests enjoyed a beautiful spring night in Phoenix at the opening and viewing of “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection,” at the Heard Museum April 9. The central courtyard of the museum was aglow with Portofino lights, calla lilies draped the tables and music from several artists serenaded guests, according to a press release. At its only north American stop on the tour, the exhibition features 33 paintings by Kahlo, Rivera and four other Mexican amster artists; 72 photographs capturing the life of the artists, and a handmade Oaxacan clothing collection.
The Heard Museum’s annual Ornament Marketplace returns Nov. 25-27, offering a wide selection of hand-crafted Native holiday ornaments in a variety of price ranges. With ornaments at a variety of price ranges, anyone from collectors to those seeking gifts for cherished others can find unique works that portray traditional or holiday themes.
Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special sunset tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. The tribute will be 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, followed by a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium, according to a press release.
The Heard Museum presents a panel of American Indian artists and leading lawyers to discuss the ways Indian Identity, artist vision can shape and challenge American Indian identity while also having legal implications and community impact. “A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Law & Indian Identity“ will be held in the Steele Auditorium, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.
Moondance, the Heard Museum’s annual fundraising gala to be held this fall, will honor Paradise Valley residents Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin as well as artist Kay WalkingStick. The gala will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, outdoors in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.in Phoenix. Tickets to the gala are now on sale.
The Heard Museum will honor the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with a celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. To celebrate Ms. Kahlo’s 109th birthday, which is July 6, there will be festivities including cake, crafts, coloring, art by the Phoenix Fridas, […]
Talented American Indian student artists across North America will be displaying and selling their artwork in the Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show and Sale from April 1 to April 4. This national event will showcase an exceptional selection of artwork by seventh through 12th grade students for viewing and purchase. Visitors have the opportunity to browse more than 400 works of art in the Monte Vista Room.
Discover the history and value behind the treasures collected over the years, at the semi-annual Heard Museum American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day on March 19. Top Native-art traders will examine baskets, textiles, pottery, jewelry, carvings, paintings, sculptures, and other Native art pieces. Appraisers will also provide detailed information on materials, dates, artists and the traditions of the Native art pieces.
Nakotah LaRance (Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboine) of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, N.M., earned 237 points to win his second consecutive adult world hoop dance title at the 26th annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Feb. 14. The honor also included $3,500 in prize money. Mr. LaRance’s total, out of a maximum of 250 points, bested that of the second-place finisher, former champion Dallas Arcand (Cree/Nakota Sioux/Metis), of Kipohtakaw First Nation, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Arcand had 231 points, earning him a $2,500 prize. In 2015, Mr. LaRance’s victory over his next closest opponent, seven-time adult world champion Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) of Old Oraibi, Ariz., was also by six points, 241-235.
Seven pairs of American Indian artists from throughout the Southwest – one established mentor and one emerging artist ages 16 to 20 per pair – are partners in art in a new exhibit, “Confluence: Inter-generational Collaborations,” which opens Feb. 6 at the Heard Museum. Each partnership has resulted in the co-creation of a collaborative art work or series of works, to be displayed in the exhibit in the museum’s Lincoln Gallery. The collaborations, created and completed at the museum and in the mentor artists’ studios over three months, are in diverse media: textile/fiber arts, film, metalsmithing, painting and fashion design, according to a press release.