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Heard Museum Events

October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm MST

The Heard Museum features 12 exhibit galleries, the original Heard Museum Shop, Bruce McGee’s Collectors Room of the Heard Museum Shop featuring outstanding fine art, lush outdoor courtyards and walkways, multiple gardens and the Courtyard Café. Stop in for a fast snack or drink at the Coffee Cantina or browse our selection at Books & More. Enjoy daily public guided tours at noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

• Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay (on display through Oct. 4, 2015)
• Frida Kahlo: Her Photos (opening Oct. 31, 2015; on display through Feb. 8, 2016)
• Las Favoritas De Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection (opening Oct. 31, 2015; on display through Sept. 28, 2016)
• Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art (on display through Nov. 29, 2015)
• The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century (on display through April 3, 2016)
• American Indian Veterans National Memorial (ongoing)
• HOME: Native People in the Southwest (ongoing)
• Around the World: The Heard Museum Collection (ongoing)
• History & Collections of the Heard Museum (ongoing)
• Every Picture Tells a Story (ongoing)
• Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience (ongoing)
• We Are! Arizona’s First People (ongoing)

Sunday, Oct. 4

Few know that, in addition to being one of Native America’s most beloved and acclaimed jewelers, Charles Loloma (Hopi) also created beautiful pen and ink abstract drawings of
landscape and katsina figures. The exhibit offers fresh insights into the talents of this leading Native artist. Loloma’s drawings echo his design esthetic for his jewelry, both of which referenced the contours of his Hopi homeland. Also, as a Hopi man, Loloma also was well acquainted with the weaving art that forms an important part of traditional dress and ceremony. Loloma jewelry and pottery, Hopi textiles and katsina carvings are included to add diversity and fully develop the theme of the drawings. Supported by presenting sponsor Betty Kitchell and patron sponsor Georgia Loloma.

Saturday, Oct. 31

The Heard Museum presents a selection of more than 240 images from the 6,500 which are part of the Blue House archive. The photographs, along with Frida Kahlo’s personal items, were locked in a room of the Blue House, the residence where she spent most of her life, and revealed to the public in 2007. The images in this traveling exhibition served as memories for Frida, as work tools or as a means to exorcise solitude. The exhibition Frida Kahlo-Her Photos, curated by the well-known Mexican photographer and photography historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, shows the importance of this medium in Frida’s life. This exhibit is generously supported by the Museo Frida Kahlo, the Museo Anahuacalli, and locally by contributing sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Salt River Project and additional support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Saturday, Oct. 31

With the help of the Phoenix Fridas, we are finding treasures in the Heard Museum’s collection that look like they were pulled from Frida Kahlo’s closet. Some of these pieces include colorfully embroidered blouses, large stone necklaces, striped skirts from Oaxaca, shawls (rebozos) and square-cut blouses from southern Mexico (huipiles). Items in this exhibit also include ceramic figurines, masks and textiles. We have also selected various figurines from our collection that are pretty irresistible based on Frida Kahlo’s love for animals. The Phoenix Fridas have selected the pieces for the exhibit with explanations why Frida would like the piece or clothing.

All programs included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Short Course: An Overview of Southwestern Tribes
Thursdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15

Learn about the first Americans who continue to inhabit what is today’s Southwestern United States, from prehistoric to modern times, in this course presented by the Heard Museum Guild. In this course, attendees will learn about how today’s Native peoples continue to blend their ancient traditions with the challenges of the 21st century. Each course is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dorrance Educational Center.

First Fridays at the Heard: Native + You
Friday, Oct. 2

First Fridays, Native + You, or NU, are at the Heard Museum, with free admission from 6 to 10 p.m. every First Friday of each month except March. October’s theme is “Reverberations: Poetry, Music and Heart,” featuring a special performance by Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet), who will share his newly released spoken word and poetry album. “Isskootsik” (“Before Here was Here”) is the debut album from the author, activist, attorney and American Indian spoken-word artist. (Admission to museum galleries is free 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) More information is at

Las Guias Docent Training Class
Begins Tuesday, Oct. 6

Students in the Las Guias (“The Guides”) docent training class meet one half-day a week on Tuesdays for seven months to gain a thorough knowledge of the history, culture and art of the American Indians of the Southwest. Students in the class also learn how to address common perceptions people have about American Indians. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the Encanto Room in the Dorrance Education Center. For signup information write to Jim Szabo at [email protected]

Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture Series: Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord
Thursday, Oct. 22

In partnership with ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ American Indian Studies Department, the Heard Museum is proud to host this annual lecture series focusing on a variety of topics with an Indigenous American perspective. This fall’s lecture features Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, the first female Navajo board certified surgeon and former associate dean of the University of Arizona’s Tucson medical school. Currently chief of surgical services and practice general surgeon at Banner Health Page Hospital in Page, Ariz., Dr. Alvord will discuss the issue of healthcare in American Indian communities. Lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Heard Museum · Phoenix
Location: 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
Day (Dec. 25), Easter Sunday and Independence Day (July 4).
Cost: $18 adults, $13.50 for seniors (65+), $7.50 for students with a valid student ID, $7.50
for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger (free). Heard Museum members and American
Indians receive free admission.

Information: Call 602.252.8848 or visit

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About the Heard

Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of American Indians, with an emphasis on tribes and other cultures of the Southwest. With more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection, 12 long-term and changing exhibit galleries, an education center, an award-winning Shop, the Books & More boutique bookstore, Coffee Cantina and Courtyard Café, the Heard Museum is a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences.

Exhibit, event and program funding are provided in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Arizona Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.


October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am
October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ United States
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