Heard Museum

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix AZ 85004 USA

Mission: The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate the public about the heritage, living cultures and art of Native people, with an emphasis on the people of the Southwest.
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Heard Museum is a beautiful, unique institution which delights visitors to our community and continues to amaze those of us who live in Arizona. The Museum reflects the diversity of the American Indians and promotes modern artistic endeavors. It educates us and reveals relationships between "peoples" and between "The People" and the earth. It tell us stories of creation and stories of survival. The Heard Museum is a cultural feast.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

promoting the talent of young American Indian artists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to buy adjoining land to the Museum so it may have slightly more space to operate events and, I hate to say it, park.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the staff of the Museum and other volunteers. It is like family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always working to make the Heard Museum better.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve it's endowment and bring continuity into the fiscal well being of the Heard Museum.

Ways to make it better...

more people in Phoenix appreciated what a gem the Heard Museum is and actively and continuously supported it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

attracting younger visitors.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Mh out of town friends and guests love visiting the Heard Museum, having lunch in the couryard, finding treasures in the shop and exploring the ever-changing exhibits. It is definitely a Phoenix treasure---unique in its history and collections.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the outstanding Home permanent exhibit which showcases the arts and crafts of all the native tribes and cultures of Arizona.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

The overall beauty of the grounds and gardens of the Herad Museum is a wonderful introduction to the the beauty of the art pieces that await inside the museum. The art, jewelry, baskets, pottery and textiles of the Southwest Indians are absolutely beautiful and wonderfully displayed. It is impossible not to come away with a feeling of awe and appreciation after visiting the Heard.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

planning and executing the Indian Fair and Market which occurs every March on the heard Museum grounds. a wonderful, interesting 2 day experience the firstt weekend of every March

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way it reaches out to children to try to captivate their interest. the future of museums lies in the hands of our children. the heard does a great job of getting children involved. The annual Sizzling Saturdays in July and August is an absolute del

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve the rotating exhibits of contemporay Indian artists

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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11 people found this review helpful

World's most interesting museum and great people to work with both staff and volunters. I have guided peoople from all over the world who rave about the tours, the museum, the shop,

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching young artist who blunder around become strong mature artists.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the people and artists

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy art

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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12 people found this review helpful

I have been a fan of the Heard for many year and have watched it grow with the community. Today it is a world class facility with programs for everyone. I iparticularly enjoy all the festivals and educational films.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how much visitors to Phoenix have enjoyed the Museum.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The chance to share the Heard Shop experience with locals and visitors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very knowledgeable about the Museum and the shoulwest

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

set up an endowment to preserve it for many years.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As a life-long Arizona resident I have always enjoyed visiting the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The Heard offers the local community as well as visitors from around the world insight into the culture and lifestyles of indigenous peoples. The long-term and permanent galleries feature articles from the extensive Heard collections. The changing galleries often feature traveling exhibits in addition to artifacts from the Heard collections. There is always something new to see at the Heard. I currently serve at the Heard as a member of Las Guias. We give guided tours of the Heard campus and galleries to our museum guests. Being part of the team of guides offers me ongoing educational opportunities second to none. As a member of The Heard Guild I work with hundreds of other volunteers at major events such as the annual Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market to expand and extend the Heard mission "to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the peoples of the southwest." Please endorse the Heard Museum and help bring increased awareness of the excellent opportunities offered to the Museum visitors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the comments from the Museum guests at the conclusion of their tours and/or involvement in Heard functions. Without exception Heard visitors are eager to tell their friends about the Heard and to visit again in the future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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