20th Anniversary Moondance Breaks Fundraising Record, Highlights New Exhibition

Howard Berlin, Denise Wallace, Joy Berlin & Mary Ellen McKee The Event: Moondance 2021 The Cause: Heard Museum Event Date: October 23, 2021 Location: Heard Museum   Event Co-Chairs: Jan Cacheris & Marilyn Harris Entertainment: The reception featured guitarist Gabriel Ayala (Pascua Yaqui) and pianist Craig Bohmler (Cherokee) and Nate Nathan and the Mac Daddy-O’s played […]

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cocktails

To keep the season merry and bright, several restaurants are offering holiday-themed beverages. Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour in downtown Phoenix is hosting a Sippin’ Santa holiday popup through Dec. 26 with festive tiki décor and libations such as North Pole Punch, Endless Summer Swizzle and the Parrot in a Pear Tree. Another tropical option […]

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $500K to Heard Museum

The Heard Museum has been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to extend and grow its fellowship program and increase awareness of and opportunities for employment in museum professions within the American Indian community, particularly in curatorial or conservation roles. The fellowship program will bring together American Indian artists, museum curatorial […]

Heard Museum Presents ‘Joseph Albers in Mexico’ Starting Feb. 1

The Heard Museum will present Josef Albers in Mexico, opening Feb. 1. The exhibition demonstrates the influence and connectivity between the work of Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture and material culture. The Heard Museum is the third and final stop of the exhibition, which opened in New York in […]

‘Holidays at the Heard’ Continues Through Dec. 30

The Heard Museum will feature a variety of performances and exhibits as part of its “Holidays at the Heard” series from Dec. 26-30. The performers will include the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Singers and Dancers and the Yellowbird Indian Dancers. Holidays at the Heard celebrates the spirit of the holidays and Indigenous cultures with five full […]

Heard Museum’s Moondance Gala Raises $750K+ for Exhibits and Programs

Event Name: Moondance Gala The Cause: Heard Museum // heard.org Mission: The Heard Museum raised funds for its extensive exhibitions, programs, and museum activities. Co-Chairs: Heard Museum trustee Janis Lyon and Life Trustee Carol Ann Mackay Honorees: Hopi lapidary artist Verma Nequatewa / Sonwai, Howard R. and Joy M. Berlin Event Date: Saturday, October 27 […]

Heard Museum to Open Largest Contemporary Exhibit in a Decade

The Heard Museum will exhibit its largest concentration of contemporary work in a decade with “Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin” opening on May 4 and running through September. The exhibit is a mid-career retrospective of the provocative artist, exploring themes of identity in both Indigenous and American contexts. It will be installed in the […]

Heard Museum to Celebrate Children with Free Day of Activities

The Heard Museum’s Dia del Niño or Children’s Day will return for its second year on Sunday, April 29 featuring arts, book readings with special guest readers, music, dancing, games and activities for children of all ages. The event honors the traditional Mexican holiday of the same name, which celebrates the contributions make to society […]

The Heard Is Lone Stop in North America for Exhibit of Frida Kahlo Paintings

The Heard Museum debuted the “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection” on April 29 with an event in the museum’s Central Courtyard. Heard Museum director and CEO David M. Roche, U.S. Trust/Bank of America director Chris Kelly, and PetSmart CEO Michael Massey spoke about the importance of the exhibit […]