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The Heard Museum of Native American Culture and Art

A beautiful oasis in the desert, this fabulous Heard Museum is not just a Native American history museum but a living museum blending the artifacts of the past with the contemporary art of the present. Walk through the beautifully arranged 12 exhibit galleries and see the many videos, sound stations and interviews by the artists. Visit the sculpture garden in one of the many courtyards.The Heard Museum is also library and research facility with the goal of educating the public about all Native Americans with an emphasis on the southwest.

The Heard Museum was founded in 1929 by Dwight B and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collections.

Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest.

The story of the business partnership of concessionaire the Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railway at the Grand Canyon and other important areas of the southwest. On display through 2017

Mary Benson Pomo basket c. 1904 in front of a photograph of the Fred Harvey Indian Department at the Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque New Mexico, 1905-1910

American Indian Veterans National Memorial honoring over three centuries of service by American Indian veterans.

Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience

The museum has a collection of over 500 Hopi katsina also known as kachina dolls mostly from the Barry M Goldwater and Fred Harvey Company collections. Traditionally carved from the root of the cottonwood tree and used as teaching tools.

David Neel Kwa Gulth people of Vancouver Island Canada “Mask of the Lone Fighter” 1996-1997

R.C. Gorman Navajo Oil on Canvas

Elizabeth Yazzie Navajo Textile

Louise Yazzie Nez Navajo Textile

Peggy Black Navajo Baskets

David Chethlahe Paladin Navajo Watercolor on linen

Tony Abeyta Navajo Grand Canyon

The museum has an extensive collection of Navajo Jewelry, baskets, rugs and paintings

The Hopi Wedding

Zuni Jewelry pieces


Arapahoe mother and child, Darlington Agency, Indian Territory c. 1882. William S Soule photographer

Tohono O’odham basketry

Havasupai Basketry

Nora Naranjo-Morse Tewa Woman-man

The Sculpture Garden

Allan Houser Chiricahua Apache Gift of the Earth Bronze

Doug Hyde Nez Perce The Vigil-Montains, Valleys, Mesas Indiana limestone

Allan Houser Chiricahua Apache War Pony bronze

The visually stunning galleries.

The architecture of the Heard Museum is Spanish Colonial with a main lush courtyard where you will find fountains and shady trees and the Courtyard Café. Menu options at the café are southwest inspired with options such as Dreamcatcher Salad, Chicken with Caramelized Peaches, Chile Lime Shrimp Ceviche and made to order Guacamole.

The Museum and Courtyard Café is open every day except Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Guided tours offered daily at noon, 2pm and 3pm.

The Heard Museum shop displays works by Indian artists who sell directly to the shop staff.

The Indian Fair and Market, is held annually in March each year

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