Heard Museum

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Only one week until the Heard transforms into Club Coyote, a silent disco* from 5-9 pm on June 7. Celebrate Harry Fonseca: Transformations by dancing in the museum with special headphones. Enjoy a FREE event with DJ Musa Mind and DJ Robot5000 for Pride Month, featuring hits from the 70s to today....
Come and see the artwork at the Heard, from traditional pottery and textiles to sculptures and paintings. Share your favorite work, artist, or creative project with us. Need ideas? Visit us on International Creativity Day to check out our newest exhibitions. Celebrate Indigenous art with us!
Maria Martinez wasn't just a potter; she was a pioneer who shaped the narrative of Pueblo ceramics and influenced American Modernism. Her enduring legacy inspires contemporary artists to create new forms and styles, building upon the foundations she and other matriarchs established. This evolutio...
Today marks the birthday of Jim Thorpe, a legendary athlete known for his achievements across multiple sports. Thorpe made his mark in football, baseball, and track and field, winning gold medals in both the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics. His success not only established him as on...
Today is Memorial Day! Join us in honoring our U.S. military veterans with a day full of family-friendly activities, live music, and artist demonstrations. It's a day to commemorate their service and sacrifice. Be part of this memorable celebration as we pay tribute to our veterans' legacies. Li...
Starting June 3, the museum will be closed every Monday until Sept 4, 2024. Plan your visits accordingly! Exciting exhibitions are ongoing, so don't miss out. Stay updated on our social media for the latest news and events. Thanks for understanding, and we look forward to seeing you!
Virginia S. Newton, born November 28, 1915, was raised by her uncle and his wife after losing her parents at age 8. Her aunt, Emma, taught her basket making, and together they sold their works. Two of Newton's baskets, including a polychrome jar basket and a tray, are now part of the Heard Museum...
The coyote is out of the bag! In two weeks, the Heard transforms into Club Coyote, a silent disco* from 5p to 9p on June 7. Celebrate the opening of Harry Fonseca: Transformations by dancing through the museum with our special headphones. Join us for a FREE event featuring DJ Musa Mind (@musamind...
Grand Procession features 23 dolls by Indigenous artists Jamie Okuma, Rhonda Holy Bear, and the Growing Thunder family. These detailed soft sculptures reflect the culture of the Great Plains and Great Basin regions in the late 19th century. Visit the exhibition to explore these beautifully crafte...
Learn more about the life and work of Harry Fonseca (1946-2006), a Nisenan Maidu/Portuguese/Native Hawaiian artist who brought new dimensions to contemporary Indigenous art through his vibrant and expressive portrayals of queerness. Discover how his iconic character, Coyote, became a symbol of tr...
Caroline Parker, a descendant of the Seneca chief Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket), embraced her heritage by maintaining traditional Haudenosaunee beadwork. Known as Jiconsaseh (Mother of Nations), she crafted garments adorned with motifs like the Celestial Tree of Light. Her work is preserved at the NY ...
Don't miss out! In just one week, on May 27, we invite you to join us for a special Memorial Day celebration to honor our U.S. military veterans. Enjoy family-friendly activities, live music, and artist demonstrations as we commemorate their service and sacrifice. Mark your calendar and be part ...