Heard Museum – Virtual Tour
The Heard Museum is focused on American Indian art with exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art by American Indian artists and artists influenced by American Indian art.
The Museum presents the stories of American Indian people and collaborates with American Indian artists and tribal communities to provide a unique perspective about the art of the Native peoples.
The mission of the Heard Museum is to be:
“the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation, and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.”
The Heard Museum was founded in 1929 with most of its initial collection from the La Ciudad Indian archaeological site. The current collection of the Museum consists of over 40,000 items, including a library and archives with over 34,000 volumes.
The Museum facility provides ample gallery space, classroom, and performance space and is recognized for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals.
The Heard is an affiliate in the Smithsonian Affiliations program and a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.
The Heard also hosts the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest and the Indian Fair and Market, a juried art fair and festival.
Hopi ceramic tiles, c. 1895 – Heard Museum
Highlights of the Heard Museum
- Collection of historic Hopi kachina dolls
- American Indian Pottery collection
- The “Home: Native Peoples in the Southwest” exhibit
- The Contemporary Jewelry exhibit
- American Indian Art collection
- An exhibition on the 19th-century forced boarding school experiences of Native Americans to erase their culture and ’civilize’ them
- Photograph Collection
- Oral interviews
- American Indian artifacts
Hohokam Santa Cruz red on a buff plate, 900-1150 CE – Heard Museum
- Museum: Heard Museum
- City: Phoenix, Arizona
- Country: United States
- State: Arizona
- Established: 1929
- Type: American Indian art
- Location: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Hohokam human figurative jar, 300-900 CE – Heard Museum
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Heard Museum – 360 Views
Heard Museum – 360 Views
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“Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.”
– Cheyenne Proverb
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