Monday, April 11, 2011

The Heard Museum Shops Annual Spring Sale

Heard Museum members save 20% and non-museum members save 10%*

Shop online 24/7 or come into the shops during regular business hours for a first hand look!

photo by Jewel Clark

Bring home an authentic piece of American Indian art from the Heard Museum Shops. Nearly everything from Katsina dolls and jewelry to baskets, books and textiles will be on sale.*

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday- April 15-17, 2011
Time: Online- midnight to midnight / In the shops- regular business hours
Where: Online and at both our physical locations (see addresses at right)
What: Special savings of 20% for members and 10% for the public*

Not a member?
Want to take advantage of our 20% discounts?
You can become a member of the museum when you make your purchase and receive the additional 10% discount our members enjoy. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

*Consignment purchases, sale items and Berlin Gallery artwork are not eligible for discount.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The 10th Annual Katsina Market Highlights

Saturday April 2 the Heard Museum hosted over 125 Hopi Katsina carvers for our annual Katsina Market.  It was a wonderful event- amazing artwork, book signings and performances by Ryon Polequoptewa's band Thunderboy, including a Clown Eagle dance.  Here are some photo highlights.

The crowds began to gather early

Inside Steele Auditorium

Inside Steele Auditorium

Here are just a few of the artists who came to show their work:

Alfred Lomaquahu

Brendan Kayquoptewa

Gerry Quotskuyva

Ila Lomawaima putting the finishing touches on a Zuni Shalako doll

Mike George

Featured Artist Nuvadi Dawahoya

Ryon Polequaptewa

Sandra Suhu finishing a White Bear doll

Tino Youvella

Katsina doll collector Dane Hart was signing his Katsina Index

Thunderboy performing the Clown Eagle dance

After the performance the dancers got the crowd dancing, too

Monday, April 4, 2011

Membership Is What Keeps Us Going

While it houses one of the world’s finest collections of objects created by indigenous artists of the Southwest, the Heard Museum is, above all, a living institution. First-person storytelling, artist demonstrations and vivid events are key components of the museum’s dynamic mission, but the contributions of our diverse and active family of supporters are equally important.

Giving options at the Heard present supporters with varied opportunities to make a lasting impact on the museum and its mission.

All members receive the following benefits for one year ($60 and up):
Free museum admission
10% discount in the Heard Museum Shops and Cafes.
New member reception and tour (first-year members)
Invitations to members-only exhibit previews and events
Subscription to the members-only publication Earth Song
Advanced ticket purchase for the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest.
Advanced ticket purchase and discount for the annual Guild Indian Fair and Market
Early entry to the annual Guild Indian Fair & Market

Individual $60 (valid for one adult)
All Basic Membership Benefits plus:
  • One complimentary admission pass ($15.00 value)
Family/Dual $75 (valid for two adults and children/grandchildren age 18 and under)
All Basic Membership Benefits plus:
  • Two complimentary admission passes ($30 value)
Supporter $100
All Family benefits plus:
  • Four complimentary admission passes ($60 value)
  • Membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (free admission and discounts to participating museums across the United States).
Patron $150
All Supporter benefits plus:
  • Subscription to Native Peoples or American Indian Art magazines (up to $24 value)
  • Two additional admission passes (6 total - $90 value)
  • Two admission tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest ($24 value)
  • Two admission tickets to the Guild Indian Fair & Market ($30 value)
Sustaining Patron $250
All Patron Benefits plus:
  • One time 15% discount in the world-famous Heard Museum Shops
  • Complimentary copy of the Heard Museum limited edition art book(s)
Curator $500
All Sustaining Patron benefits plus:
  • Special invitation to a Circles of Giving reception
  • Two additional guest passes (8 total - $120 value)
  • Four admission tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest ($48 value)
  • Four admission tickets to the Guild Indian Fair & Market ($60 value)

Additional Membership Opportunities

$20 – Student (valid for one person)
(Valid for full-time students with proof of enrollment)
  • Free museum admission
  • Access to Heard Museum members-only Web site
  • Complimentary access to the Heard Museum Library and Archives

$20 – Smithsonian Institution (add on to any membership up to $500)
  • Annual subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (12 issues) or Air & Space Magazine (6 issues)
  • 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, Smithsonian Catalogue and
  • Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys and more!

American Indians receive a 50% discount on memberships starting at $60 up to $500.
(To qualify, the primary membership cardholder must provide proof of enrollment with a recognized Native community)

Your contribution, minus the amount of the indicated value of any benefit you accept, is tax deductible. You may decline to receive any part of your benefits to increase your tax-deductible amount.
Want to know more? Call 602.251.0261 or email