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Heard Museum

The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is a perfect place to experience the native cultures and art of the Southwest, including numerous impressive displays of Native American art.

For 75 years, the Heard Museum has been a landmark in Phoenix, a place where visitors from across the globe come to learn about the regions Native cultures and art. With its latest expansion, the Heard Museum encompasses 130,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and performance spaces.

That's more than eight times the size of the original structure, built in 1929 to house the personal collections of two Phoenix residents, Dwight and Maie Heard.

A private, non-profit organization that was founded by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard, a prominent Phoenix couple that moved to the Valley in 1895 from Chicago. The Heards opened the museum in 1929 in order to share their exemplary collection of primarily American Indian artifacts and art. A museum of Native cultures and art, the Heard is world famous for its extensive collections of American Indian cultural art and fineart, unique exhibits, special events and innovative programming. 130,000 square feet total includes 10 exhibition galleries, an education center, auditorium, two meeting rooms, a library and archives, administrative offices, a shop, a café, collections storage and more.

Exhibit Galleries & Artist Studio offer opportunities to present in-depth exhibitions that draw on the Heard Museum’s collections. An artist studio lets visitors see and visit with artists inresidence as they work. Courtyards & Landscaped Grounds includes a grass amphitheater and five courtyards that provide beautiful spaces for special events and programming.

The Museum shop is known for offering the finest quality of handmade authentic Native art, is a trading post in the heart of Phoenix. Also featuring the Berlin Gallery, a new fine art retail gallery that opened in 2006.


22 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix

 Heard Museum is a perfect place to experience the native cultures and art of the Southwest
eard Museum is a perfect place to experience the native cultures and art of the Southwest



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