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Heard Museum November

Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm MST

Heard Museum Monthly Calendar, November 2015

Phoenix –
The Heard Museum features 12 exhibit galleries, the Heard Museum Shop and Bruce McGee’s Collector’s Room 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. More information on exhibits and events is at


Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art (on display through Nov. 29, 2015)
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos (On display through Feb. 8, 2016)
Las Favoritas De Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection (on display through Sept. 28, 2016)
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)

Exhibit Closing: Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art
Closing Sunday, Nov. 29

Sports have played a pivotal role in American Indian tribal communities; in fact, many contemporary sports are rooted in traditional tribal sporting games. Lacrosse and surfing have long been attributed to indigenous peoples, while other games such as cross-country running, racquetball, cross-country skiing and canoeing, although not exclusive to the Americas, evolved independently. Native athletes quickly gravitated to historic sports like baseball, basketball, football and rodeo, and many American Indians have excelled in modern sports. Tribal communities continue to be heavily interested in and involved in sports, particularly basketball, rodeo and running. This exhibit will examine the historic and modern role of sports in tribal communities and the American Indian athletes who have participated and excelled in major American collegiate and professional sports. More info:

All programs included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Short Course: The Apache Tribes
Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12 & 19

Learn about Apache culture from the people who live it in this in-depth course. Ann Skidmore (White Mountain Apache), Vernelda Grant (San Carlos Apache) and Michael Darrow (Fort Sill Chiricahua Apache, nephew of Allan Houser, son of former chair Ruey Houser and grandson of Magnus Coloradas) will share creation stories, pre-contact life, settling on the reservations and modern Apache life. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the Monte Vista Room. For more information or to register, email [email protected]

First Fridays at the Heard
Friday, Nov. 6

Every first Friday evening of the month except March will bring fun, food, drink and fresh events to the Heard to share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free evening admission to the museum’s galleries! In November, it’s a time to celebrate all things Frida Kahlo and our exhibits, Frida Kahlo: Her Photos and Las Favoritas de Frida. The night’s fun will include a special choreographed performance inspired by the celebrated 20th century Mexican artist Liliana Gomez. The works of the Phoenix Fridas, a local Phoenix arts collective, will be featured in a special mercado. Dance, eat in the Courtyard Café or sign up to get your hair braided Frida-style with a small donation. And the Heard Museum Shop presents Hispanic potter Ruben Galicia, who will demonstrate his art 6 to 8 p.m. in the Central Courtyard! Visit for more information on specific First Friday offerings.

Veterans Day Sunset Tribute and Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 8

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 all those who have worn America’s uniform in the nation’s armed services. Ceremony is free and open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. After the tribute, starting at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to a dinner at $20 per person. Tickets available online at Supported by APS, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and the Chickasaw Nation.

El Mercado de las Artes
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, El Mercado de Las Artes offers buyers a wide selection of objects from different Hispanic traditions, including Santos, pottery, embroidery, furniture making, painting, printmaking, and silver and tinwork. The Courtyard Café will offer a menu of festive and traditional foods. This year’s signature artwork is by local Phoenix artists Gennaro and Luciano Garcia, and honors the spirit of Frida Kahlo, the legendary 20th Century Mexican artist. While visiting the Mercado, be sure to see the Heard’s exhibits Frida Kahlo – Her Photos and Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections From the Heard Collection. The Mercado is free with a suggested donation of $10, which includes museum admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by SRP.

Former TV journalist, youth activist Mary Kim Titla to speak to November Guild meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 18

Mary Kim Titla (San Carlos Apache) is a former TV journalist, speaker and youth activist. She is currently the executive director of United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY). Titla takes the lectern from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a business meeting from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Guild members and prospective members are welcome. Free and open to the public.

American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day
Saturday, Nov. 21

Learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves! Bring them to American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day, presented by the Heard Museum Council. Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. $30 for the first item, $25 for the second item, $20 for the third and subsequent item(s). (Limit 10 items per person, please.) Heard Museum members receive $5 off per item. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day – Museum Closed
Thursday, Nov. 26

The museum will reopen for regular hours at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27.

Ornament Marketplace
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 27-29

Enhance your holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of ornaments in a variety of art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts. This year’s limited edition signature ornament (only 25 available at $175 each) was created by Lorenzo and Mary Tafoya (Santo Domingo Pueblo). Known for her inlay design creativity, Mary chose shells, turquoise and apple coral to depict a thunderbird—a design made famous by Depression-era Santa Domingo artists. It also includes the earth and star. The silver work on the reverse side was designed by Lorenzo and includes a Pueblo home and a corn motif, symbolizing prosperity and happiness. The bezels are sterling silver with the motif overlaid on a reticulated surface. Prices for other ornaments vary. Admission to the Heard Museum Shop is always free and supports the mission of the Heard Museum! Museum admission additional. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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 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


Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am MST
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm MST


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