Heard Museum

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews


2301 N Central Ave Phoenix AZ 85004 USA


The mission of the heard museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the americas, with an emphasis on american indian tribes and other cultures of the southwest.


The heard museum is a private non-profit museum that pursues an educational mission of educating the public about the arts and history of american indians and other indigenous peoples of the americas with an emphasis on peoples of the southwest usa. The heard accomplishes this task by: organizing exhibits that showcase both its collection of more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection and artworks from others; holding special events that highlight one or more aspects of native art, cultures, and/or history; hosting more than 12,000 school children touring the museum each year; supporting the careers of american indian artists in the heard museum shops and books & more, a boutique bookstore and gift shop; offering indigenous ingredients within the menu of the museum's cafe and coffee cantina; and by offering programming such as lectures, book signings and presentations by experts in art, history, and cultures. Approximately 118,000 people visited the museum during the year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Every time I visit the Heard I learn something new! I often enjoy eating at the cafe on the patio. My friends and I love the NU series on the third Friday nights of each month...always something different, lively and free!

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

what I learn and with the people who are associated with the museum.

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

Add to its collection, reach out to more children in the community, send and receive more travelling exhibitions.

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5 people found this review helpful

The heard is the best American Indian Art Museum in the country. Its exibits are dynamic and innovative like the Mothers and Daughters that showed the art of two related generations. The Boarding School exibit chonicles the experience of Indian students who had to leave their homes and go to "apprpriate boarding schools" are just examples. The commitment of education, learning and enabling new and innovative Native American Indian art is unparalled.

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

Exceptional in their dedication to the mission vision of the Heard and willingness to do whatever it takes to make the museum successful

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About every month

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