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Heard Museum in April
April 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Heard Museum in April 2016.
HEARD MUSEUM · PHOENIX
The Heard Museum features 12 exhibit galleries, the original 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.
· Exhibit opening Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest (opens Saturday, April 9, 2016)
· Exhibit opening The Third Dimension: Sculptural Stories in Stone and Bronze (opens Saturday, April 30, 2016)
· Exhibit closing Confluence: Intergenerational Collaborations, (closes Sunday, April 17, 2016)
· Exhibit closing The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century (closes Sunday, April 24, 2016)
· We Are! Arizona’s First People (on display through Sunday, May 22, 2016)
· Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection (on display through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016)
· Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, (on display through Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016)
· Gifted! Recent Additions to the Heard Collection (ongoing)
· 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)
· Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience (ongoing)
EXHIBIT OPENING — OVER THE EDGE: FRED HARVEY AT THE GRAND CANYON AND IN THE GREAT SOUTHWEST
Opens Saturday, April 9, 2016
The legacy of Harvey and his company’s success remains pervasive in regional tourism and superlative Native arts. Harvey and his company are best known for their distinctive Harvey Girls and for being the first national hotel and restaurant enterprise. This ongoing exhibit, Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest’ tells the rest of the story: How the less visible part of the Harvey enterprise, working with its partner, the Santa Fe Railway, came to leave a lasting imprint on today’s Southwest.
EXHIBIT OPENING: THE THIRD DIMENSION: SCULPTURAL STORIES IN STONE AND BRONZE
Opens Saturday, April 30
Recently donated work by leading American Indian sculptors such as Allan Houser and John Hoover, as well as sculpture by the next generation of accomplished sculptors inspired by these pioneers such as Doug Hyde and Houser’s son Bob Haozous, will be shown in this new exhibit. The majority of the sculptures come from the estate of Ann B. Ritt, who collected sculpture by Houser (Chiricahua Apache) and Hoover, an Unangan (Aleut) artist. Both artists valued stories honoring their telling and the inspiration the stories gave to their art.
EXHIBIT CLOSING — CONFLUENCES: INTER-GENERATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
Closes Sunday, April 17, 2016
The exhibition showcases work created during the exhibit from seven pairs of American Indian artists from the greater Southwest. Each pair consists of one established “mentor” artist (age 39 or younger) and one emerging artist, ages 16 to 20. The pairs of artists will collaborate on a co-created work or series of works. Media include textile or fiber arts, film, metalsmith, ceramic, painting and fashion design. These works were created and completed at the museum over a three-month period. The format for the exhibit involves both process time done in the artists’ studios and at the museum and will end with an exhibition of the collaborative pieces. The full exhibition also includes individual works created by each artist. In the Lincoln Gallery.
EXHIBIT CLOSING – THE HOUSER/HAOZOUS FAMILY: CELEBRATING A CENTURY
Closes Sunday, April 24, 2016
The descendants of Sam and Blossom Haozous – Allan Houser (1914-1994), the centennial of whose birth also gives rise to this exhibit, and Houser’s sons Bob and Phillip Haozous – tell the stories of their experiences and their heritage through their art. Their art shows the pride, reverence and endurance possessed by the Houser/Haozous family and the Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache. Part of the centennial recognition is the commemoration of 100 years of freedom for the Chiricahua Apache, who had been held as prisoners of war after their surrender in 1886 and relocated to Florida, then Alabama and finally Oklahoma.
All programs included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
FIRST FRIDAY: NATIVE + YOU
Friday, April 1
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. In April, the theme is “Locavore Fest.” Join us for a celebration of local art, local vendors and local music! Enjoy the Heard’s 12 exhibit galleries, nationally-acclaimed Courtyard Café and gourmet drinks at the Coffee Cantina, and see the best in Native art at the Heard Shops. Admission to event and museum galleries free 6 to 10 p.m.
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT ART SHOW & SALE
Saturday through Monday, April 2-4; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday & Monday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
One of the few national events celebrating the achievements of young Native artists, the Student Art Show & Sale held at the Heard Museum offers an incomparable selection of artwork for viewing and purchase. Visitors can peruse hundreds of works of art by hundreds of students in grades 7 to 12 that will be on display and for sale. Over its history, this annual event has returned more than $300,000 to students from the sale of their artwork and more than $100,000 in scholarships and grants to participating students’ art teachers. Free. Museum admission additional. In the Monte Vista Room.
SHORT COURSE: THE HOPI
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21
Learn more about the culture, art and history of the Hopi tribe in this course presented by the Heard Museum Guild, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on three successive Thursdays in the Monte Vista Room. Cost: Cost: $60, $50 for museum members, $40 for Guild members and $25 for active Las Guias members. For more information or to register, send email to [email protected] Museum admission additional. More information: heardguild.org/learn-with-us/
KATSINA DOLL MARKETPLACE
Saturday, April 9; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Steele Auditorium, Freeport McMoRan Plaza and Central Courtyard
The nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and drawings. The Hopi carvers will show and sell their carvings in both traditional and contemporary styles. As a new or experienced collector, attend the Marketplace to meet the best established and emerging carvers. Marketplace admission is free; museum admission additional.
PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘MYSTERIES OF FRED HARVEY’
Saturday, April 9; 1:30 p.m.
Get details of the life and accomplishments of legendary entrepreneur Fred Harvey, the subject of the exhibit, Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, from this knowledgeable panel: Stephen Fried, author of a Harvey biography, Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the West – One Meal at a Time; Meredith Davidson, curator of 19th- and 20th-Century Southwest Collections, New Mexico History Museum; and the co-authors of a new book with the same name as the exhibit, Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest: Kathy Howard, Heard research associate and Diana Pardue, Heard curator of collections. In the Monte Vista Room. Free with museum admission.
SEMINAR: WOMEN AND PHILANTHROPY
Tuesday, April 12; 8:30 to 10 a.m.
We invite the women of the Heard Museum to join our curatorial and development staff for a seminar led by certified financial planner and philanthropist Harry Papp. Learn about planned giving topics such as estate gifts, annuities, trusts and other legacy gifts. Breakfast buffet sponsored and catered by Atlasta Catering Services. Free for Maie Bartlett Heard Members and Circles of Giving Members; all others $20. In the Monte Vista Room. To register or for more information: Rebecca Simpson, [email protected] or 602.251.0245.
OPERA DEBUT: THE STORIES WE TELL, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GRAND CANYON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 16; 6 p.m.
The result of a collaboration between the Heard Museum, the Grand Canyon Music Festival and the Arizona Opera will debut at the Heard.The Stories We Tell consists of “micro-operas” composed by five Native students during workshops at Arizona Opera. The Stories We Tell is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Native culture in a way unlike any other, and to learn about the lives of young American Indians through the art of classical opera.
FILM SHOWING: THE HARVEY GIRLS: OPPORTUNITY BOUND
Sunday, April 17; 1:30 p.m.
(2013, 57 minutes) The film explores the era of the young women who contributed to the Harvey Company history by serving as waitresses in the restaurants along the transcontinental railroad from the 1880s till the 1960s. Over the years more than 100,000 brave young women, “Harvey Girls” as they were called, made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women. This documentary film and oral history project reveal how the much-loved Harvey Girls opened up the doors of the American West to women and changed history. The new interviews highlight Arizona Harvey Girls and add a diverse dimension missing from past scholarship. Followed by a question-and-answer session with director Katrina Parks and special guests. In the Steele Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
YOUTH LEADER, EDUCATOR DENNIS BOWEN TO SPEAK TO GUILD’S MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 20; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dennis Bowen (Seneca) is well-known at the Heard Museum as a leader and educator dealing with youth problems and as a humorist who serves as the public address announcer at the museum’s annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, as well as other gatherings. Anyone interested in information on membership in the Guild, the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, is welcome. 9:30 a.m. social hour, 10 a.m. speaker, 11 a.m. business session. In the Steele Auditorium. Free and open to the public. More information: heardguild.org.
HEARD MUSEUM SHOPS ANNUAL SPRING SALE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 22-24; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Find that perfect gift for family, friends or just yourself. This twice-yearly shopping event (also held in the fall) offers discounts on the finest authentic American Indian artwork. Almost everything from katsina dolls and jewelry to baskets, textiles, pottery and fine art will be 10% off. Heard Museum members save an extra 10% off all eligible purchases – for a total of 20% off. Consignment items are eligible only for a 10% discount. Museum admission additional.
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,
Dec. 25, Easter Sunday and July 4.
Cost: $18 adults, $13.50 for seniors (65+), $7.50 for college students with a valid student ID, $7.50 for children
ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger free. Heard Museum members and American Indians receive free
Information: Call 602.252.8848 or visit heard.org
Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas 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.